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British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock suffered an embarrassing setback when delegates to the party’s annual conference voted for the unilateral removal of all nuclear weapons from Britain. The vote repudiated Kinnock’s efforts to moderate the party’s defense policy and broaden its appeal to mainstream voters. Labor Party foes of Kinnock, who last year lost a general election to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, accused him of selling out socialist principles. Delegates claiming to represent more than 3.7 million party members approved the anti-nuclear measure while those representing nearly 2.5 million members opposed it.


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