Britain: Explosive Incident

President François Mitterrand last week made the first visit to Britain by a French head of state in eight years. Like two of his postwar predecessors, Charles de Gaulle and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the Socialist leader was accorded the rare honor of addressing members of both houses of Parliament. He used the occasion to issue a ringing appeal for European unity. Said Mitterrand: "The moment has come to make Europe become a genuine political reality, capable of asserting itself on the international scene."

The visit was marred by an astonishing occurrence. A French...

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