Friday December 6, 2019

Brexit is starting to feel like Suez all over again

Britain’s post-imperial hangover has lasted for generations, right up to today’s Brexiteers

30th September, 2018
Anthony Eden with Gamal Abdel Nasser, a year before the Suez crisisGetty

Mention the words ‘Suez crisis’ in the company of British politicians or historians, and watch your companions turn a whiter shade of pale. I have a strange feeling that in the coming years, the mention of Brexit may well evoke a similar reaction. We all know lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but what about history?

The Suez story is as bizarre as it is revealing. Right now, I think we...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Ageism is not okay, whether it’s directed at a younger generation or an older one, as an ‘Ok boomer’-spouting Generation Z should know

Nadine O’Regan | 2 weeks ago

As was inevitable, Johan Thijs, the chief executive of KBC Group, issued an apology on Friday night for the comments he had made a day earlier urging the Irish Central Bank to move on from the tracker mortgage scandal

Post Editors | 2 weeks ago