Labor Should Go Gently Into No.10

Not since Winston Churchill have the British been so anxious to dump the party and the people who have led them through adversity to victory. The first time, it was the winning of World War II. This time, it is the remaking of the economy and the rekindling of growth after decades of stagnation. In both crises, the Tories carried the day, only to be given the boot. That assumes, of course, that the Labor Party's Tony Blair keeps his lead over the Conservatives and ends their 18-year reign in general elections on May 1. If he does, Blair faces two significant challenges.

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