HC Deb 22 May 1919 vol 116 cc556-7
45. Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the articles in the "Daily Herald" from Mr. H. N. Brails ford, narrating interviews with and supporting the views of prominent German politicians who have taken an active part in the provocation of the great War and its methods of prosecution, and in particular this correspondent's dispatch of 29th April urging the acceptance of the pro-German point of view in the pending Peace negotiations; and if, in view of the responsibility of the German people for the outbreak of war and the methods by which it was waged, and the fact that a state of war still exists, the Government will take steps, while allowing such anti-British articles to be published, to insist upon the insertion of an official note condemnatory of their spirit and accuracy?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this ques- tion. I have seen the articles referred to, but I do not think that the views expressed will carry much weight having regard to the source from which they emanate. It is impossible to give effect to the suggestion made by my hon. Friend in the latter part of the question.


Is it to be understood that my hon. Friend thinks that these insidious remarks and these insidious statements made in the paper referred to are not detrimental to the interests of this country?