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"It was the most brutal cabinet reshuffle in British political history. Fifty years ago Prime Minister Harold Macmillan shocked the nation by sacking seven ministers, in what became known as the 'Night of the Long Knives'. But does the legend give the full story, and are there parallels with today?
" 'What happened in 1962 is off the scale of all ministerial changes under virtually any prime minister, because it's a third of the cabinet,' according to Peter Caterall, editor of Macmillan's private diaries."
And the birth of satire...
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