DEBATE AT GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 23rd JUNE 1937 ON SPAIN.
Mr. Bevin's points earlier at the meeting were:-
(1) The General Council at this stage do not desire to commit themselves to these resolutions.
(2) The attitude of the National Council of Labour was and should be expressed far more clearly that whatever the consequences, the British Movement would not proceed with the proposal for a united front.
On that point, whether anyone resigned, they were not going to be led into a discussion on the question of Spain mixing it up with the united front.
Mr. Jones [Edwards] moved a motion,
that we take such steps as we can to ensure stricter conformity to the policy we have already adopted.
That was AGREED.
Mr. Conley withdrew his earlier motion.
Mr. Bevin said,
(1) We should insist on [an actual] report of the existing position actually existing in Spain itself.
(2) We go to the Foreign Office and ask Mr. Eden about the strength of the British attitude; where they stand and what has happened. That would enable them to give