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Evian Results Discounted in London

The Evian refugee conference has “achieved little to boast about,” it was stated today by Spectator, independent political and literary review. “If the conference has not been a complete failure,” the periodical declared, “it has achieved little to boast about, all the states sympathizing and none desiring to admit refugees. Even the United States, as prime mover, offers no more than the quota.”

The magazine expressed the hope that establishment of the intergovernmental bureau would help ease the financial strain by persuading “the Nazi robbers to allow the victims to escape with a Little of their capital.”

An appeal to Great Britain to take the lead in admitting refugees was voiced by S r John Hope Simpson, former vice-president of the Refugee Settlements Commission in Athens and author of a Government report on Palestine immigration and land development, in a long article in the Evening Standard captioned “Open the Gates!” He said: “If Great Britain were yet to announce that she was willing to accept 100,000 — even if she were to make it a condition that their property in Austria or German or the equivalent was coming with them — it would set a worthy example which other nations, including the dominions, would scarcely fail to follow.”

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