Britain: In Training

The S.D.P. hits the road

It was not the usual fractious party conclave at a slightly seamy seaside resort that Britons have come to know and sometimes dread. Burnishing its image as the new model of British politics, the Social Democratic Party chartered a special train (promptly dubbed the "Flying Moderate" by some, the "Smoked Salmon Special" by others) for its first conference last week and took its show on the road for a rollicking six-day, three-city, thousand-mile extravaganza. The tour ingeniously gave each of the party's four leaders, Roy Jenkins, Shirley...

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