Foreign & General
1. N. Henderson has returned to Berlin with Brit. Gov.t’s reply & Parliament meets this afternoon when presumably the affair will be elucidated.
2. E[mergency].P[owers]. Act coming into force. Admiralty has not only assumed control of the shipping but ordered all British shipping out of the Mediterranean & the Baltic.
3. Practice evacuation of school children said to have gone off successfully. Children to stand by in schools though this is not term time.
4. Japanese Cabinet has resigned as result of Russo-German pact. Evident that Japanese policy will now become pro-British.
The Times [a], News Chronicle [b] – both 29.8.39 – and Bournemouth Echo [c], 28.9.39; Daily Telegraph [d], 29.8.39; and Radio [no date]
1. Private motorists for some days past have been buying up large quantities of petrol [No references]
1. Labour Party still declaring against accepting officer. Said that in case of war a Labour representative would accept office but only on terms defined by the party & so stringent as to be probably unacceptable to the Nat. gov.t. News Chronicle [e]
1. It appears from reliable private information that Sir O. Mosley is a masochist of the extreme type in his sexual life [Private]