Foreign & General
1. Chinese dollar reaches about 3½d. Daily Telegraph [a]
2. Twenty Bulgarian MPs. received in Moscow. Daily Telegraph [b]
3. British-French military delegation arrives in Leningrad. Daily Telegraph [c]
1. Fresh reports of trials of objectors by tribunals do not in any case indicate objection on political lines (normally members of Christadelphian etc. churches). Daily Telegraph [d]
2. Attack on “the° Link” in “Time & Tide”, with implication that it should be suppressed. Daily Telegraph [e]
3. Again denied that banning of “Time” by Federation of Wholesalers has political motive, though evidently it has. Daily Telegraph [f]
1. I.L.P. Nat. Council again speaks of unconditional affiliation, but in referring to intentions within L.P. suggests activities which would amount to flatly opposing L.P.’s present line on rearmament etc. & presumably will not be accepted. New Leader
2. Those present at the House of C. reception to Menna Schocat, representing League for Jewish-Arab Unity included H. W. Nevinson, Chalmers Mitchell, Lord Faringdon, Wilson (Cecil), Lansbury, A. Maclaren, M.Ps. New Leader
3. Various arrests in France in connection with anti-war & anti-imperialist activities include Lucien Weitz & R. Louzon (18 months). New Leader
 Menna Schocat was a pioneer revolutionary in tsarist Russia who suffered imprisonment and exile. She escaped in 1905 and went to Palestine, where she was active in various workers’ movements. She insisted on Jewish-Arab workers’ unity and championed the cause of Arab peasants. The ILP had proposed to work for the unity of Jewish and Arab masses against British imperialism, in the hope of setting up a workers’ state federated with neighbouring Arab states. It also championed the right of persecuted Jewish workers in Europe to enter not only Palestine, but all countries, including Britain and the dominions.
 Alexander Gavin Henderson, 2nd Baron Faringdon (1902-1977), a contemporary of Orwell at Eton, was Treasurer of the Committee of Inquiry into Non-Intervention in Spain, 1936; and Treasurer of the National Council for Civil Liberties, 1940-45.
 Lucien Weitz, editor of Independent News, published in Paris, was also associated with the journal of Solidaridad Internacional Antifascista, of which Orwell was a sponsor; see 434. Weitz and a number of others associated with that journal and with the ILP’s brother organization in France, Parti Socialiste Ouvriers et Paysans (see 7.8.39) and its journal, Juin 36, were imprisoned as a result of publishing articles exposing clandestine sales by French motor manufacturers to Germany, and antimilitarist tracts. Robert Louzon was imprisoned with Lucien Weitz and others. Of the nine people named in The New Leader as being arrested, Orwell picks out these two names, presumably because they were known to him personally or by their writings; Weitz in Independent News, and Louzon in La Révolution Prolétarienne or his book L’Economie Capitaliste. Peter Davison