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Would you take a Corbyn/Sturgeon coalition if that became a possibility?
BJ looks like the likely choice if the Cons can cling to power. Not a fan, to say the least.
Corbyn is resisting launching a no confidence vote because Labour's position on Brexit is fudged and would soon unravel.
Sad that there is no effective Opposition to this lot.
Starmer is simply out of his depth.
The whole thing is a shambles.
We are being pushed around by the French, the Germans, the Dutch, Spanish and even Malta. What would Hornblower make of it all?
May's incompetence makes me cringe.
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: alldaylong
I wasn't born until the 70's and I've read a little bit about it but have no idea of the politics of the time.
Can you give me it in a nutshell please
Eden, a master of self-delusion, thought he had received a nod and wink of approval for the invasion from John Foster Dulles, the US secretary of state. He should have checked with Dwight D Eisenhower, who was enraged by the action. He forced through the UN resolution imposing a ceasefire, and made it clear that in this matter at any rate, Britain would have no 'special relationship' with the USA
The final straw for Eden came when the Treasury told the government that sterling, under sustained attack over the crisis, needed urgent US support to the tune of a billion dollars. 'Ike' had a crisp reply: no ceasefire, no loan. The invaders were ordered to halt, and await the arrival of a UN intervention force
What fatally undermined the Conservative government, however, was the dissent in its own ranks. Less than 50 years ago, there were plenty of Tories who still believed in the virtues of empire. But there was also a new generation which recognised the damage being done to Britain's real interests in the new world, and which was outraged by Eden's blinkered approach. Two junior ministers, Edward Boyle and Anthony Nutting, resigned from the government in protest against Suez. Among those who stayed on, but who expressed deep reservations about the Suez enterprise, was RA 'Rab' Butler, the man widely seen as Eden's heir apparent
Eden himself was shattered by Suez, politically, physically and emotionally. On November 19, just three days before the last of the British invaders finally left the canal zone, he abruptly took himself off to Jamaica to recover, leaving behind Rab Butler in charge of the cabinet. On January 9, 1957, Eden resigned. The Conservative mandarins who controlled the leadership promptly took their revenge on Butler, seen as the leading liberal in the party, by elevating the more rightwing Harold Macmillan to Downing Street.