2 JUNE 1933, Page 6

A Spectator's Notebook

SURELY nothing could be more lamentable than attempts to make political capital out of the position in India and the Government's programme of reforms. Of informed criticism—of which Sir Michael O'Dwyer's contribution to next week's Spectator will be an example—there cannot be too much. And I for one would certainly not suggest that Mr. Winston Churchill's apparent intransigence is the result of any- thing but profound conviction. But in certain sections of the Press and in some by-election and other political propaganda the position is being grossly mis-represented. I am glad to see that an organization is being formed tinder the chairmanship of Sir John Thompson, formerly Chief Commissioner of Delhi, under the title of "Union of Britain and India," to combat such ill-informed propaganda.