HC Deb 18 April 1940 vol 359 c1112
46. Sir Nairne Stewart Sandeman

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give instructions that in all Government communications the word "German" is used and never the word "Nazi"?

The Prime Minister

The word "Nazi" is in fact seldom, if ever, used in official communications; no such instructions are therefore necessary.

Sir N. Stewart Sandeman

Would the Prime Minister extend his influence to corporations like the B.B.C., which use nothing but the word "Nazi," and does not he think that the German people are responsible and must take the responsibility for what is coming to them?

The Prime Minister

I have already stated in a public speech that the German people cannot escape their responsibility for their Government.

Sir N. Stewart Sandeman

May I have an answer about the B.B.C.? Will the Prime Minister use his influence with them?

Mr. McGovern

Is there not a better word, beginning with "B", which might be suitable?

Mr. Davidson

Is the Prime Minister aware that the B.B.C. do not use the word "Nazi," but that they say "Nahzi"?

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