Foreign News: Labor v. Communists

Since 1925 the British Communist Party has repeatedly asked that its members be permitted to join the Labor Party en masse, on the condition that they promise to abide by all official Labor Party decisions. Each time, the petition has been refused by the Labor Party's Executive Committee, with the comment that British Communists were tied by the Comintern to Moscow.

When the Comintern was abolished last fortnight, British Communists decided to try again (". . . in the light of the new circumstances negotiations should at once be opened"). Last week Labor's Executive Committee once more said no. Such affiliation, the...

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