Britain: More Cheers Than Jeers

More Cheers Than Jeers

It was the fight of her political life. "The Prime Minister is on trial," thundered Labor Party Leader Neil Kinnock. Facing a packed and unusually hostile House of Commons, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher last week set out to convince Britons that she had told the truth about her role in the "Westland affair," a complicated brouhaha over the future of a British helicopter company that had already brought down two of her Cabinet ministers. Her voice sometimes quavering and cracking, she meticulously presented her case. "Doubtless," she admitted, "there were a number of matters which could have been handled better, and...

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