In an era of precipitous decline for Britain and its once- global empire, Harold Wilson was a fixture for 30 years, a solid workingman's socialist in a rumpled ready-to- wear suit and his trademark Gannex mackintosh.
1995 Of Harold Wilson. In the NewYork Times, 25 May.
That rarest of political creaturesa Labor leader who could actually win elections.Robert D(ennis) McFadden
He was rotund, provincial, resolutely middle-class, studiously ambiguous and sometimes wavering in his opinions.Robert D(ennis) McFadden
The silver-haired, pipe-smoking northerner was a consummate British politician: tenacious, shrewd, manipulative, a blend of homespun tastes, acid wit and pragmatic, often shifting policies?the symbol of an emerging middle-class Briton. McGonagallRobert D(ennis) McFadden