but there was a Crisis in the Sense that a very real war of nerves was being fought in Berlin by the Russians.
The Chancellor was at pains to indicate that there was no Crisis in the Sense of a dramatic crisis, with things coming to a full stop.
This is not a Crisis in the Sense that the Berlin issue could be said to be a crisis; nor is it a crisis reached in an illness which can and must be overcome.
There is a Crisis in the Sense that producers may be facing difficulties and, above all, consumers may have to pay a higher price.
It may not be a Crisis in the Sense of the crisis that faced the former Prime Minister, in the autumn of 1978, when he returned from the Caribbean and asked, "What crisis"?