GREAT BRITAIN: Sledge Hammer in Guiana

The House of Commons, ancient Mother of Parliaments, last week debated the government's right to take back the democratic rights it conferred only five months before on the South American colony of British Guiana.

Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttelton defended his action in rushing warships and troops to Guiana to prevent a Communist coup (TIME, Oct. 19). Lyttelton accused the Guiana People's Progressive Party of 1) seeking to establish a one-party Communist state, 2) spreading racial hatred. He cited evidence that Dr. Cheddi Jagan, the East Indian dentist whom Lyttelton deposed from his...

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