Foreign News: Cripps Trip

High-domed, socialistic Sir Stafford Cripps was off to India last week with British Government offers, arguments and possible compromises in his brief case.

Giving this job to Sir Stafford was a popular move on Prime Minister Winston Churchill's part, both at home and in India. Skeptics suggested that his passage to India might have been arranged by the Tory bloc, to rid the British scene of this ardent advocate of aid to Russia and Indian self-government (see p. 44). But there were signs that pointed against such a conclusion.

First, although few men could have been more aware of Tory pressure at home,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!