31 JANUARY 1941, Page 3

The debate on the suppression of the Daily Worker was

of national importance. Mr. Aneurin Bevan stated the only case against it and he stated it well. He said that it was inexpedient, that it betrayed lack of confidence in the people, that it would drive discontent underground, that the Government was not fighting reaction at home and that earlier warnings administered to the Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial betrayed a sensitive- ness to criticism unworthy of an all-powerful Government which had control of almost all the Press.

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