Not for generations has British diplomacy had to eat so much humble pie as during the current year. Such violent indigestion has this diet given Captain Anthony Eden that last week His Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was still recuperating from a near-breakdown in the country. Therefore it was stolid hard-working Sir James Richard Stanhope, ;th Earl Stanhope, who dutifully opened his mouth for a large and bitter slice last week when the Montreux Conference resumed its deliberations in Switzerland.

The Montreux Conference was called three months ago to answer...

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