The State of the Party

Brogan, Colm
April 1976
National Review;4/2/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p326
The article assesses the state of the British Conservative Party under former Prime Minister Edward Heath as of April 1976. It criticizes the failure of Heath to cooperate with party members which violates party tradition. It argues that his behavior is detrimental to his plan to return to active politics. It also explores the challenges being faced by the government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the areas of economics and military readiness. It criticizes an intemperate attack by Defense Secretary Roy Mason against Thatcher.


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