The Press: Britain's Conscience

Not since Munich has Britain's press been so shaken as by the attack on Egypt (see FOREIGN NEWS). Unlike the French papers, which overwhelmingly cheered the assault, British national dailies either attacked the government or went along with it reluctantly, showing every evidence of troubled conscience.

The diehard Blimps, as usual, died hard. Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express (circ. 4,042,334), whose zealous devotion to imperialism has outlived the empire, usually flaunts its dislike of Sir Anthony Eden. But last week it hailed his action: "Let there be no doubt that it is a prudent step, a necessary step and one that deserves...

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