Discussion at N.C.L.
[shorthand] Russia had in effect put sanctions on Spain. Did not believe there was a danger of war. We did not impose a time limit. Radicals really determined French decision. Must condemn them. British Gov. wants fascists to win. Must accuse Gov. of helping fascism. Must condemn Non-Intervention policy. Parl. should be asked to meet.
To condemn Non-Int meant to allow fascism to go on. We would be declared a War Mongering party.
Alternative to Front Populaire Gov was Gov of Right. But why should we have this policy [shorthand]. Demand Parl. be convened & Spanish Gov. [shorthand]. Insist Spanish Gov should get arms to which [shorthand]
Should demand Convening of Parliament. [shorthand] revocation [shorthand]. We could not risk disintegration there.
(1) Make clear we are [shorthand]
(2) Reveal historical facts of this situation