31 MAY 1957, Page 7

I SUGGESTED the other day that 'the sacking of Mr.

Alastair Forbes from the Sunday Dispatch was disquieting, his political column being almost its only readable feature. It is only fair to admit that the new editorial broom has swept . . . well, it is too early to say if it has swept clean, but it has certainly given that depressing paper a new look. And last Sunday it published an article by Iris Russell on conditions in Cyprus which sug- gests that it is also prepared to take an independent line. Iris Russell has been covering the Cyprus terror since it broke out, and it is hardly likely that she would write, or the Dispatch print, her damning indictment—headed 'This British terror must be stopped'—out of mere sensationalism.