Labour Party adopt resolution if there is a European war
Posted on July 30th, 1914 by admin
Labour Party adopts resolution if there is a European war Britain should remain neutral in all circumstances.
British turn down German proposal for British neutrality. Foreign Office official comments “these astounding proposals … reflect discredit on the statesman who makes them”.
French ambassador reminds the Foreign Secretary of the 1912 agreement that Britain and France would immediately discuss whether they should act together if either country or the general peace was threatened. France was now threatened. Foreign Secretary says he will get a response from the cabinet the next day.
Liberal MP’s Foreign Affairs Group writes to the Prime Minister saying they will withdraw their support from the government if Britain goes to war. The letter claims nine tenths of the Liberal Party supports the group’s stand.