HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 cc2572-3
47. Mr. Piratin

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a speech made by the Lord President of the Council on 13th March which called for a resistance movement with the same resources and initiative and sacrifice as in the war against Hitler to be developed against a Government with which this country is not at war; and whether this represents the policy of His Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

My right hon. Friend was expressing a sentiment which is, I think, shared by the vast majority of the people of this country, namely, that in course of time popular movements will sweep away tyrannies.

Mr. Piratin

Does that answer mean that the Prime Minister and his Labour Government support a policy of inciting the bourgeoisie of other countries in Europe to rise up in civil war against working class Governments?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir; I was not dealing with working class Governments at all.