BRITAIN: A Silly Little Diversion

During the 1964 parliamentary campaign, Harold Wilson grandly observed that "the Labor Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing." Those noble words came back to haunt Britain's Prime Minister last week as a public furor continued over newspaper reports that two close associates—his longtime secretary, Marcia Williams, and her brother Anthony Field, Wilson's frequent golfing partner and onetime office manager—had profited in a land speculation deal (TIME, April 15). There was nothing illegal about it, and Wilson himself was not involved. But many Britons found it unseemly TOPIX that the charge of land speculation should be raised...

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