OPINION

January 9, 1956

EDEN RESIGNS: (From a commentary in Kathimerini) – «The resignation of British Prime Minister Anthony Eden is not due to the health reasons cited by the Conservative leader, but mainly to the rash policies of recent months that have led Great Britain from one humiliation to the next, at the same time shaking, perhaps irreparably, the world’s confidence in the liberal traditions of the English nation. The emergence of brutal imperialist violence, first of all against Cyprus and then against Egypt, has pitted free peoples against those who would dishonor the concept of humanism. The main instigator of this policy was the prime minster. It is clear that Eden’s resignation is not simply another incident in the history of the Conservative Party. Any settlement of the current crisis will be temporary and the British people will soon be called upon to pass judgment on the party’s entire body of work. Reliable opinion polls show that the pendulum is swinging in favor of the opposition Labor Party. If one takes the Labor Party’s strong opposition to the government’s policy in Cyprus and the Suez into consideration, one could predict a radical change of course.»