WESTERN EUROPE: Headlines from the Clubroom

Prime Minister Harold Macmillan flew home from Washington last week and ran headlong into a thunderhead of trouble.

A press report of his U.S. visit told of an astounding meeting between Macmillan and Secretary of State Christian Herter, at which Macmillan talked ominously of economic war between Britain's Outer Seven and Europe's Common Market unless the U.S. steps in. As the report had it, Macmillan warned that Britain would not sit idly by while a German-led Common Market squeezes it out of Europe and achieves hegemony on the Continent. Macmillan reportedly recalled...

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