NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
27th June, 1969 : The four million people remaining in the beleaguered Biafra are facing starvation in the wake of the Nigerian Government’s ban on night flights by the Red Cross. The British Government has expressed “deep concern” to the Nigerians at the stopping of food and medicines two weeks ago. Three Privy Councillors have appealed to the British Government to step up relief supplies and join other countries in an embargo on arms to both sides. In reply to them the Foreign Secretary, Michael Stewart, said if Britain stopped arms to the Nigerian Government it would be interpreted as support for the Biafran rebels.