Britain: Still Freezing

At pay-for-your-own drink parties in the London Hilton, the typical tippler has cut his intake from six to four. Already four Mayfair hotels have received cancellations on eight major Christmas celebrations. Christmas buying usually begins in mid-November, but this year it has not begun yet. The nation of shopkeepers grumbles that sales of television sets are down more than one-third from last year, and sales of autos are down more than onequarter. These are a few of the outward results of Prime Minister Wilson's program to achieve national economic strength through...

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