GREAT BRITAIN: As Simple as That

In strong and unyielding words, Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden last week made the British government's position in Cyprus clear and flat. Without bothering to clothe it in the familiar language of imperialistic idealism, Sir Anthony defined Britain's stake in one word: oil. "Our country's industrial life and that of Western Europe," he told a Tory Party audience in Norwich, "depend today, and must depend for many years, on oil supplies from the Middle East. If ever our oil resources were imperiled, we should be compelled to defend them. The facilities we need in Cyprus are part of that...

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