Great Britain: Down the Middle

Ever since Harold Wilson squeaked into power five months ago, he has had his hands full trying to stay in power with his five-vote parliamentary majority. Postponed were the heady socialist dreams of renationalizing the steel industry, state purchase of urban land, and a first hundred days' whirlwind assault on modernizing Britain. Fact is that Wilson has had nowhere to go but straight down the middle, hoping to keep everybody happy and himself employed.

Even the middle has had its perils. Labor's left wing wants no part of his unstinting support of the new U.S. firmness in Viet Nam;...

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