TITLE

Exit Harold Enter Jim

AUTHOR(S)
Brogan, Colm
PUB. DATE
July 1976
SOURCE
National Review;7/9/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 25, p727
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the resignation of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1976. Wilson meant James Callaghan to succeed him. He told Callaghan of his resignation shortly before he told the cabinet. Most of his cabinet members appear by surprise to have been taken completely. The new prime minister ran into trouble straightaway. The lengthy process of electing a leader was loudly proclaimed to be proof of democratic principles of the Labor Party. Callaghan talks of the duty of all cabinet ministers to accept collective decisions.
ACCESSION #
6067235

 

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