HC Deb 25 July 1940 vol 363 c977
45. Mr. Denman

asked the Prime Minister whether, in reply to Hitler's assertion that this war must result in the annihilation of Germany or Britain, he will again make it plain that we are fighting and will continue to fight for a peace which, while showing that German aggression has not paid and restoring liberty to those peoples whose lands have been invaded by the Germans, will not seek to deny to the German people their own freedom within the framework of a secure European order?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

Yes, Sir. The idea expressed by my hon. Friend is implicit in the statements which have been made as to the policy and aims of His Majesty's Government, and most recently in the speech broadcast by my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, where he said that our aim is to see Europe as a free association of independent States.

Mr. MacLaren

Does that mean European free trade?