BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Apr. 7, 1924

House of Lords. "DieHard" and hard-shell Peers attacked the proposed recognition of the Russian Soviet Government. Lord Emmott said that the British Government's well-meant gesture had received a contemptuous, almost insulting reception from Zinoviev (Chairman of the Third Internationale). He said that a Russian memorandum to a London financial group demanded a loan of £20,000,000 to £30, 000,000 as a condition of the return of confiscated property in Russia. Lord Curzon, onetime Foreign Secretary, charged the Soviets with backing Sinn Fein in Ireland, training Indian extremists in Moscow for the special purpose...

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