Foreign News: Face the Music

The Eden government won its victory in the House of Commons, against the Socialists in front of them and Tory critics behind them, but the sniping against Sir Anthony Eden continued. Privately, Eden was as much condemned in the lobbies of Westminster for his absence—from exhaustion, nerves or whatever—as for his misfortunes.

Randolph Churchill, who can be counted upon to put most snidely what others may be thinking, compared Eden's generalship with Hitler's conduct in leading his troops to Stalingrad and leaving them there, except that "Hitler, with all his faults, did not winter in Jamaica." The Conservative Daily Telegraph reported Eden...

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