International: Between Earth & Hell...

The House of Commons spoke, clearly and firmly, for all the West. There was almost complete internal agreement between Government and Opposition, almost complete external agreement between Britain and the U.S. Ernest Bevin opened the debate by saying: "I am not unduly pessimistic, but. . . ." For 95 minutes, he calmly listed the buts.

Said he: "There is ... [in] all the speeches and writings of our Soviet friends a theory that they alone . . . are democratic. . . . This leads to the idea that the security of Russia can only...

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