Foreign News: Something About India

Britain was obviously going to do something about India. The Government's new spokesman, Sir Stafford Cripps, told Parliament: "A debate will be possible very shortly, upon the basis of a Government decision in the matter."

Many Britons felt that "shortly" was much too far away for either action or debate on India. The war was bearing down fast on India's disunited, —disaffected Hindus, Moslems, Princes and Untouchables. And there was widespread fear, both at home and abroad, that Britain's something would not only be late but far from enough. A fortnight ago, when Winston Churchill in his Cabinet shuffle failed to remove...

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