Heath Edward Richard George
Heath(hēth), Sir Edward Richard George 1916-2005.
British politician who as prime minister (1970-1974) secured his country's entry into the Common Market (1973) and sought to offset high inflation by controlling wages, which led to a crippling miners' strike (1974).
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