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New Left Review I/2, March-April 1960

NLR Editorials

Towards Aldermaston

Why Not?

He (Mr. Watkinson) questioned whether the Oppositions Censure motion was on the Government or on the whole NATO Alliance. He and the Government believed the NATO Alliance was and must remain the core to our defence strategy.

If he were to accept the provisions of the motion and some of the arguments put forward by Opposition members, he would have to go to the Defence Ministers meeting and propose a complete reversal of present NATO policy—(Opposition cries ofWhy not?”)—“Theconsequence would be that I should have done the maximum to weaken the Alliance.”

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