§ 10. Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British Ambassador to Spain was present on the occasion of General Franco's recent speech extolling the genius of Mussolini and the Nazi ideology; and whether any contrary representations were subsequently addressed to General Franco by the Ambassador?
§ Mr. Driberg
Does the right hon. Gentlemen consider that our tenderness to General Franco has been justified by his neutrality, which has probably been more helpful to the Axis than to ourselves?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Is it not about time that we regarded this man Franco as the enemy of this country and acted accordingly?
§ 11. Mr. Cocks
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has taken note of the message sent by General Franco to Herr Hitler expressing his wishes for the triumph of German arms; and whether His Majesty's Government propose to make a protest against this breach of international custom on the part of a neutral Power?
§ Mr. Cocks
In view of the fact that we have recently assured the Spanish Government of our intention to respect the integrity of Spain, including the modus vivendi in Tangier and our Trade Agreement, is it not a serious and unfriendly thing for General Franco to reply that he wishes victory to our enemies?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Could not the Ambassador in Madrid make some representations to General Franco? What does he really say to General Franco?