GREAT BRITAIN: Shame the Devlin

Only a week remained before Parlia-rrfent would adjourn for the summer, and according to the rules Her Majesty's loyal Opposition had the right to choose the issues to be debated. The decision was an easy one: nowhere was the government of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in deeper trouble than in its Africa policy.

On top of the scandal over Kenya's Hola camps, where eleven African prisoners had been beaten to death by guards, had come the Devlin report (TIME, Aug. 3) calling the British protectorate of Nyasaland a "police state" and challenging the Colonial Office's need to avert an African "massacre"...

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