London (Jul. 29)
Fascist groups in Britain are hoping for trouble in Palestine in order to utilize a conflict there for attacks on the new Labor Government, the newspaper Reynold’s News says today. It reports that the Fascists are attempting to consolidate all dissident groups so as to be ready to cash in on any unpopular move by the Laborites.
Meanwhile, Lord Winterton, former chairman of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, writing today in the Sunday Chronicle, declares that the new House of Commons must take action on the future governments of Palestine and India. Winterton, who has been cool to Jewish aspirations in Palestine, writes that only an agreement between the contending religious and racial elements in both countries can assure self-government.
“In default of it,” he continues,”there are only two alternatives – British direction and final responsibility for law or order, or a long terrible civil war.” The majority of Britons, he adds, want complete self-government for Palestine and India as soon as possible because “they are sick of seeing their country made a whipping boy for mutual hatred of Jews and Arabs, and Hindus and Moslems.”
The final tabulation of the election results reveals that twenty-six Jews will sit in the new Commons. Twenty-four of them are Laborites, one is an Independent Conservative and one is a Communist.