Great Britain: A Question of Character

British Prime Minister Harold Wil son has never been noted for excessive chivalry toward opponents—or subordinates. But rarely has Wilson stirred as much angry reaction among both Labor colleagues and Tory opponents as he did with his bitter attack upon the character and conduct of Colonel Leslie ("Sammy") Lohan, the civil servant in charge of governmental press relations on all questions touching national security.

The affair began four months ago, when Chapman Pincher, defense correspondent for the Daily Express, published an article claiming that thousands of cables sent out of England by private citizens were regularly being made available to...

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