Mr. Thomas, on the same day, raised the question of
the withdrawal of the charge against the Fascists who seized and damaged a Daily Herald van on October 17th. We described the incident and commented on it at length last week. We are glad to say that the Attorney-General was able to deny that either the Government as a whole or any department had advised the Public Prosecutor to withdraw the charge of larceny. The case is thus quite different from the Campbell case in which the Public Prosecutor dropped the charge against the Communist after consultation with the Labour Cabinet. In the Daily Herald case there has at least been no manipulation of justice for political reasons.