The procedure was quintessentialy British or, perhaps more accurately, it revealed the British Conservative party at its most base. The men in the grey suits with hair and spectacles to match finally disposed of the grocer’s daughter. Musing on her fate, after winning three elections for her party and commanding what appeared to be the majority of party constituency support, Margaret Thatcher summed up the situation by telling her cabinet, “It’s a funny old world.By BARBARA AMIEL5 min
The house organ of American capitalism, Business Week, is already proclaiming the birth of “THE NEW NORTH AMERICA—population, 356 million; gross national product, $6.6 trillion!” It would be the world’s most humongous trading bloc—even gaining a trillion dollars or so, when its commercial flows are calculated in Canadian dollars.By Peter C. Newman5 min
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