London (May. 31)
Capt. Archibald H. M. Ramsay, Conservative M. P., who was released from official detention last September, after spending four-and-a-half years in prison under the emergency defense regulations, suggested in Commons today that the medieval anti-Jewish laws be reinstated and that Jews in Britain be required to wear yellow badges and live in restricted areas.
Ramsay, who has been an active anti-Semite for over a decade, and whose release was criticized in Jewish circles, told the House that the evils created by repeal of the anti-Jewish statutes "have become a grievous menace" and are evoking a rising tide of public opinion against the Jews.
A leading Jewish spokesman, who preferred to remain anonymous, described Ramsay’s attempt to introduce Nurenberg Laws in Britain as "incredible when we still have vivid memories of Buchenwald." He warned, however, that Ramsay, although a fanatic, was dangerous and should not be ignored.
Parliamentary circles ridiculed the Ramsay motion, pointing out that it is extremely unlikely that it will come to the floor before the dissolution of Parliament. They disclosed that the fascist M. P. is not standing for re-election, because, one member said, "no constituency wants him." The parliamentarians emphasized, at the same time, that the motion indicates a danger that anti-Semitism will be interjected into the election campaign.