Foreign News: Between Truculence & Groveling

Fortnight ago, Colonial Secretary Oliver Stanley tartly answered "a good volume of friendly criticism and disinterested advice" from the U.S. He was not speaking from under the sounding board of the House of Commons (the speech was to the Oxford Conservative Association), but his words carried. Said he: "The first and fundamental principle is that the administration of the British colonies must continue to be the sole responsibility of Great Britain." Then he flatly rejected the suggestion that "some international body" should administer British colonies after the war.

Last week the House debated...

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