What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

July 27, 2006

Deja vu all over again

Fifty years ago, an unpopular Prime Minister, shorn of authority and credibility by a disastrous military adventure in the Middle East, resigned in disgrace. He was replaced by his scheming Chancellor of the Exchequer, who had supported the policy to the hilt behind the scenes.

Write your own punchline…

PS: Alex Wilcock got there before me (and more thoughtfully) here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But the difference is that, in 1956, the US President threatened to pull the plug on the pound - which is why the then Chancellor suddenly got cold feet.