BRITAIN: Still Sunny Jim

But April may be showery

Though he is short of a parliamentary majority by five votes, Britain's Prime Minister James Callaghan has kept his Labor government in power since August by combining the boldness of a crap shooter with the cunning of a political confidence man. Even so, Callaghan constantly teeters on the edge of defeat. Last week he almost fell, surviving an unexpected vote of confidence only through a jerry-built majority of the moment.

The confidence vote came after Callaghan had lost two other votes in a debate on his anti-inflation policy—which galls the unions because...

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