GREAT BRITAIN: Reluctant Withdrawal

"In a few weeks' time this country is going to wake up to the fact that we have marched into Egypt, marched out of Egypt, caused the canal to be blocked, stopped our oil, made every Arab in the world into an enemy, opened the Middle East to Russian penetration, split the Commonwealth, quarreled with the Americans, ruined ourselves—all for nothing."

Britain's Tories might not much admire the man who said these words, leftist Laborite John Strachey, but they could not ignore some of his home truths. Last week the Tory cabinet assembled to hear the report of Foreign Secretary...

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