World: It Is Healey vs. the Left

Only minutes after James Callaghan announced his resignation, Denis Healey rushed to stake his claim to the Labor Party leadership. Healey, 63, the candidate of the moderate right, certainly rates as the people's choice: a new public opinion poll shows him 33 percentage points ahead of his closest rival. But his mandate is less clear among Labor M.P.s, who will vote for one of several contenders. Abrasive and impatient, Healey has alienated Labor's left, part of its right and even some centrist union leaders. Says a former Cabinet colleague: "Denis is like a...

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