HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c149
15. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make it clear that the Government's policy of opposition to the rule of Quislings in enemy-controlled countries applies also to rulers who have gone over to support Hitler, such as Horthy and Antonescu, as well as those whom Hitler has placed in power?

Mr. Eden

By their decision to break off relations with Hungary and Rumania, His Majesty's Government have shown their attitude towards these countries and their rulers.

Mr. Parker

Is it not time that our propaganda to Hungary ceased to support Admiral Horthy, and that it should ask the people of Hungary to overthrow his Government?

Mr. Noel-Baker

May I press the Foreign Secretary? Is it not intolerable that our propaganda should be lending a good deal of support to a regime which is not only extremely reactionary, but which has consistently worked with the warmongers?

Mr. Eden

I think it is perfectly plain that we have no need, as a Government, to show any tenderness whatever either to Admiral Horthy or the present head of the Rumanian State.

Mr. Mander

Will the Foreign Secretary make representations to the B.B.C.?