LONDON TRADES COUNCIL
Affiliated Membership over 250,000
TELEPHONE CENTRAL 5622
Secretary: ALFRED M. WALL
To whom all communications should be addressed
Cheques should be made payable to: "The London Trades Council"
24, Thavies Inn, Holborn, London. E.C.1.
13th November 1936
Private and Confidential
Sir Walter Citrine, K.B.E., National Council of Labour, Transport House, Smith Square, S. W. 1
I do not want by the enclosed letter to add to your difficulties.
I know how easy it is to criticise and to suggest things and how difficult it is for those who have to shoulder the responsibility.
My Council last night went "potty" on the Spanish situation. I stopped the nonsense by saying that the National Council of Labour was the appropriate body to deal with the problem and that action by local bodies might do more harm than good. Hence the enclosed letter.
Unofficial bodies are, of course, exploiting the Spanish situation and it would be well if the official movement could say or do something to counteract the accusations that are being made to the effect that the Labour Movement is inactive in regard to Spain.
Alfred M. Wall