WESTERN EUROPE: Decisive Offer

"Bringing the insular British to the edge of the European continent has not been easy," admitted handsome Sir David Eccles, president of Britain's Board of Trade. But there he was last week in Paris, and beside him stood Chancellor of the Exchequer Peter Thorneycroft, the two most dedicated Europeans in the British Cabinet. "We are an obstinate people, of strong habits," Eccles went on. "After each major war we have retired to our island, licked our wounds and pretended it was a bad dream of no significance. But in Britain we are now ready for the decisive offer." The offer:...

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