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BOLSHEVIK OVERTURES.

LONDON, April 11... Mr Clement Ward, in the House of. Commons, moved the adjournment in. order to discuss the Russian Bolshevik overtures to the Peace Conference.. He and other speakers, strongly condemned having any dealings with Bolsheviki. The lit. Hon. E. Shortt, replying, said the Government would not refuse' to confer with the Russian Government, but no representative Government worthy of the name, existed. They could not have any truck with the bloodthirsty ruffians who were terrorising Russia. Lenin had emissaries in Great Britain, and others were coming, but he believed that the emissaries were receiving very little-support in Great Britain. He understood that Lenin's proposals had not reached the I British representatives in .Paris. He .1 believed the Germans had manufact'ur-

Ed the whole story of the isffgotiatitaiS in order to make other nations beliovo that the Bolsheviki were a .peaceful, civilised, and reasonable people. He promised to convey to Mr Lloyd George the unanimous feeling of the House against negotiating, with the Bolsheviki. | Two hundred members of the House are signing another hurried, memorial to Mr Lloyd George, stating that they have learned .with great concern of the proposal of the Conference to recognise the Bolshevik Moscow Government, and urging the British representatives to refuse to sign any such recognition.later vie wed by the United Press Association, Mr Cecil Harmsworth /said: The Allied Government cannot recognise, the Bolsheviki for the following reasons: The Bolsheviki do not represent the Russian people; they haveshown themselves to be the enemies ofthe League of Nations, and they havemade, peace with Germany against the will ot their peoples. The Allies will support the Governments of Tcaikovskf, Kolchak, and Denikeu, because they stand for the restoration of Russia, and the maintenance of the allisinco witl). r.hfl Allies.

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BOLSHEVIK OVERTURES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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BOLSHEVIK OVERTURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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