Fortnight ago Soviet Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Molotov frankly expressed his doubts about the sincerity of the British Government's desire to stop Adolf Hitler on all fronts. Last week, from the lips of highly placed British statesmen themselves, he had plenty of evidence to support these doubts.

First witness was Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax, who spoke in the House of Lords. Ostensibly the Foreign Secretary simply reassured Germany that the idea of "encirclement" was furthest from British thoughts. But when he talked about "problems which may now or hereafter appear likely to disturb...

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