War on Reds

COMMONWEALTH

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

Premier Baldwin declared a fortnight ago, before the Conservative Party Convention at Brighton, that his Government would "deal strongly with any attempts to seduce the loyalty of the nation's armed forces." (TIME, Oct. 19.) Promptly Sir William Joynam-Hicks, eloquent and reactionary Home Secretary, persuaded the Cabinet to "deal strongly" with certain English Communists, and to deal at once. While headlines blared that Britain had at last begun war upon the Reds, eight famed Communists were arrested by operatives of Scotland Yard....

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