It was The Observer which sounded the clearest dissenting note. On Sunday 4 November, with troops poised to land in Egypt, the editor David Astor defied the government and ran an unprecedented editorial, largely written by the former Liberal MP Dingle Foot. Five weeks before, the paper had confidently predicted that Britain would never defy world opinion and launch an invasion. Now, with heartfelt and savage bitterness, Foot offered an apology. 'The events of last week,' he wrote, 'have proved us completely wrong; if we misled anyone, at home or abroad, we apologise unreservedly. We had not realised that our government was capable of such folly and such crookedness... Never since 1783 has Great Britain made herself so universally disliked.' Eden, he concluded, must go: 'Nations are said to have the governments they deserve. Let us show that we deserve better.' … [Read more...] about 1956: The year that changed the world
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