GREAT BRITAIN: Election in May

With only three hours advance notice, Sir Anthony Eden made his first broadcast to Britain as Prime Minister. It lasted two minutes, but it was news: "The Parliament elected in 1951 is now in its fourth year. It is therefore not surprising that, with a change of Prime Minister, there should be expectation of a general election. Uncertainty at home and abroad about the political future is bad for our influence in world affairs, bad for trade, and unsettling in many ways. I believe it is better to face this issue now." He set May 26 as the date...

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