Labour and The Crisis in Foreign Policy
GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED TO A GENERAL ELECTION
THE Prime Minister and a majority of the British Cabinet have disregarded the pledges upon which the " National " Government gained the nation's confidence at the last General Election.
They have deserted the League. They have brought the Covenant into derision. They have abandoned the principles which have hitherto inspired the British people in their international relations.
The British Labour Movement has given steady support to the policy of making the League of Nations an instrument for the preservation of peace. It has demanded the observance of international law. It has insisted upon respect for the rights of all nations.
In agreement with the organised working-class movements of other countries, it has never ceased to protest against breaches of international agreements.
It has opposed aggressive action by one country against another. It has refused to recognise conquests obtained by war or the threat of war.
THE GREAT SURRENDER
THE "National" Government has decided to enter upon negotiations with the Fascist Government of Italy. It has done so under conditions which involve betrayal of the friendship and confidence of the democratic nations.
The Spanish people are to be sacrificed in their struggle to preserve their freedom and independence. Lawless invasion