Great Britain: The Choleric Lords

Britain's most aristocratic kingmaker is Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 67, fifth Marquess of Salisbury. Lean, bony-faced, speaking with a slight Edwardian lisp, Salisbury has roamed the inner chambers of power for three decades. At his urging, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigned in protest against Chamberlain's appeasement of Mussolini and Hitler. Salisbury was a strong proponent of Eden's ill-fated intervention in Suez. In 1957 Salisbury resigned from Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government because he thought that Britain had gotten "too soft" in dealing with the rebellion in Cyprus.

Since then, Salisbury has sulked, turning a smoldering Tory eye on Macmillan's "liberal"...

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