Great Britain: Anybody's Race

Heading toward the Oct. 15 balloting, Britain's election campaign was hotting up last week—and so were the candidates, frequently egged on by hecklers. In Lancashire, Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, in fact, took a live egg square between the shoulder blades, and was booed down by sign-waving youths (WHO EXHUMED YOU?) in Birmingham. He got so riled trying to make himself heard in suburban London that he snapped: "I don't mind opposition, but I'm not prepared for people who won't listen."

Deputy Labor Leader George Brown had to run a gantlet through Wellingborough public schoolboys with Tory leaflets stuck in...

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