GREAT BRITAIN: The Hanging Sword

"They will have to release him. They always do. After all, they had to release Gandhi, Nehru and Nkrumah before they could get a solution." This has been the argument hurled at Britain's Tory government ever since March 1956 when the Eden Cabinet, without the formality of a trial, exiled Archbishop Makarios to the Seychelles Islands for his dealings with EOKA, the Greek Cypriot underground. Last week, in a major gesture of conciliation, the British government accepted this argument. In doing so, it suffered the loss of one of its ablest statesmen and found itself in hotter water at...

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