Page 14, 21st May 1937

21st May 1937
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Page 14, 21st May 1937 — TEXTILE WORKERS' PROTEST Against Supporting Spanish Government

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TEXTILE WORKERS' PROTEST Against Supporting Spanish Government

.It was proposed at an international textile workers' " parliament " at Blackpool last week that a cable should be sent in sympathy for the cause of the Spanish workers.

An Accrington textile workers' official, Mr. Michael Walsh, protested against this procedure. which he said had been sprung on the conference at short notice.

Not Fair " I don't think it is fair." he said, " to put this resolution without the delegates having been notified, because there are other points of view. My own view is that I cannot support a resolution which is supposed to be upholding democracy.

" / don't believe the fight in Spain is a fight for democracy at all. and I cannot personally support the resolution."

Mr. Walsh's hand was the only one raised against the motion. There were

twelve nations represented

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