19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 3

On Thursday, September 10th, the Trades Union Congress at Scarborough

passed an extreme resolution. This happened after it had stopped short of taking an extreme course in the previous debates—we mean when it refused to confer powers on the General Council to call a general strike and preferred to refer the matter back for further inquiry. The purport of the resolution of September 10th was to instruct the General Council to do all in its power to bring about the creation of a single International. It will be remembered that last year. the Hull Congress refused to give the General Council any such powers. Nevertheless the General Council afterwards acted as though it had the powers when it made it easier for the Moscow International of Communists to swallow the Amsterdam International of " Reformists," than for Amsterdam to swallow Moscow. .Now- the Scarborough Congress has legitimized what has been done and has given the General Council authority Ito go ahead.