BRITAIN: Militant Moles

Labor fears of a party split

Since its defeat in last May's national election, Britain's Labor Party has been continuously torn by an internal struggle for power between its left wing and a moderate-to-right contingent headed by former Prime Minister James Callaghan. Last week Labor's left won another round in the skirmish, but in so doing raised anew the prospect of a permanent split in the party, which could come as early as the annual conference at Blackpool next fall.

In a humiliating defeat for Callaghan, Labor's 29-member National Executive Committee voted not...

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