Foreign & General
1. British send cruiser & thus prevent threatened anti-British demonstration at Tsingtao. Tokyo conversations evidently not getting anywhere. Daily Telegraph [a]
2. Anglo-Russian pact only just makes front page of D. Tel. Daily Telegraph [b]
1. Definitely states in D. Tel that Saturday’s militia draft (34,000 men) turned up with not one absentee (except cases of illness etc). Daily Telegraph [c]
1. Left wing of Indian Congress party (as judged by “Congress Socialist”) more vigorously anti-war than before. Publishes vicious attack on C[ommunist].P[arty]. from Trotskyist angle, but another article demands democratic bloc. Congress Socialist [no date given]
2. Serious trouble in I.L.P. on pacifist-revolutionary controversy & long statement from I.L.P.’ers (London group) published in “Socialist Correspondence”, which also takes other opportunities of attacking McGovern. Socialist Correspondence
Thise were the days. Send a cruiser and people who were ‘threatening’ cease to be. I suppose the fact that most of the people who are threatening at the moment live in deserts makes that policy bit of a non-starter.
And fighting between factions of the ILP, eh? Perhaps, like the Eton and Harrow boys they’ve been watching too much cricket.
Amplifications received at Moscow.
All participants now ready to meet.
A Trotskyist angle on a Stalinist background, audio by Igor Stravinsky and visuals by Henri Matisse.
Hearsay evidence reveals an unknown witness might have heard someone say, “Look, Sir William, seeds!”