From today’s Independent:

“When people say to me why are you risking everything in a sense, politically, on this issue I say to them in all honesty I do not want to be the Prime Minister when people point the finger back at history and say you knew perfectly well those two threats [weapons of mass destruction and terrorism] were there and you did nothing about it …

I don’t know a great deal about the Suez crisis in 1956, but I suppose I rather assume that this is the kind of worry that propelled Anthony Eden towards disaster and, ultimately, resignation.

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