Does the reply of the right hon. and learned Gentleman mean that in spite of the fact that 80 per cent. of the population of Cyprus is Greek and wishes to go to Greece, and that we derive no military or economic advantage from a dog-in-the-manger attitude, Her Majesty's Government are going to sit on their ample backside until there is violence in Cyprus or until N.A.T.O. is shaken by quarrels with our old friends the Greeks?
I do not accept any of the hon. and learned Gentleman's suggestions. We cannot agree that any foreign Government, however friendly, can assume the right to be consulted about the future status of one of Her Majesty's present possessions.
Is my right hon. and learned Friend certain that those who shout loudest for Enosis in Cyprus realise that it would mean their transfer from the sterling area, the loss of their British passports, and liability to call-up to the Greek armed forces?