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NO VAST PROBLEM

NO VAST PROBLEM - As our esteemed contributor ‘‘Crusader’”’ says in the article we publish onthis page, there must be something seriously wrong with the presen political stalemate in Cyprus. Sometimes the questions which occupy statesmen are difficult and complicated, and we sympathise with those whose duty it is to solve them. It would be an exaggeration to pretend that anything of the kind can be said of the Cyprus problem”. . The way the world is shaped today, there is less immediate question of Cyprus going to Greece than of the Greek Cypriots being sure that their ““Greekness” will be allowed to play its full and invaluable part in the inevitable Anglo-Greek line- up pee whatever befalls. . ’ Both Britons and Greeks draw considerable satisfaction from the fact that they conttibute together to one certainty in a world of doubt and misgiving. Both know that whatever comes they will be found again, without hesitation and bargaining, on the same side from the first minutes that the sirens whine again. We all of us hope that the sirens will never whine again. All of us hope to find in the skies an inspiration rather than a threat. We can best realise that hope by keeping eur powder dry and our friendships cultivated. The old and trusty ties of England and Greece, far from being severed or whittled here in Cyprus, should find in this friendly island a point of contact such as no other place in the wide world can provide. . + That is the real political and administrative opportunity offered today in Cyprus. It is an opportunity so vast in its implications that it ought toimspire a much more manifest tendency towards _ understanding and conference than we see at this moment. It willever be the aim of this newspaper to urge all concerned towards consummation.