NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
7th December, 1966 : After a ten-hour Cabinet meeting in Salisbury, Ian Smith, leader of the rebel Rhodesian regime, announced the rejection of British proposals for ending the 13-month-old dispute. “The fight goes on,” he said. Mr Wilson put the terms to Mr Smith during a series of meetings held aboard the cruiser Tiger, off Gibraltar. These called for Mr Smith to repudiate Unilateral Declaration of Independence, surrender control of the armed forces and include at least two Africans in Cabinet. Mr Smith said the terms were “repugnant”. British will ask the UN to impose sanctions on Rhodesian exports.
[Perfidious Albion! And the misery continues to this day.]