BRITAIN: Iron Lady vs. Sunny Jim

The Tories lead in polls but the gap is narrowing

Britain had never seen an election campaign quite like it. Looking and sounding like a confident winner, Tory Leader Margaret Thatcher last week made a whirlwind trip from one end of the island to the other that had many of the earmarks of a royal tour. She traveled in her own executive bus, which was followed by two others filled with dozens of journalists, ten television crews and a swarm of still photographers. It was election razzmatazz, American style, and Thatcher reveled in...

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