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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS

K.D.M. AND LABOUR To the Editor. I do not wish to enter into the argument brought forward by your correspondent "Logic," but I a*n concerned with the fact that his letter may have the effect of establishing wrong impressions in the minds of readers in respect of the Real Democracy Movement. "Logic" refers to the Real Democracy parts, and suggests that votes cast in the interests of that movement were in effect an endorsement of the Labour party policy of control b:/ reason of the supposed fact that the R.D.M. was demanding State monetary cootrol. I regret that it is necessary to correct the correspondent by pointing cut, first, that the Real Democracy Movement was not, and could not be a political party, and that its main attack was directed against the political party system. Incidentally, the movement has no representative overseas with political party sera, tineers, nor was it invited to appoint one. Secondly, the R.D.M. ii> sists on less control in everything, including the money system, but it demands that through its Parliamentary representatives the people must control monetary or credit policy, something vastly different to what obtains at present. Consequentlv, in effect ail votes cast for R.D.M. were a condemnation of, first, the political party system—. labels were not considered; secondly, the votes were cast against the control of everything, particularly the present monetary control, which it is pointed out is demonstrably ineffective and as disastrous in its effects as what it displaced., if anything. Lastly, the R.D.M. vote was definitely cast in favour of individual freedom of choice, a right consistently denied by all and every political party. F. ALLEN.

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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXIV, Issue 242, 12 October 1943

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CORRESPONDENTS' VIEWS Auckland Star, Volume LXXIV, Issue 242, 12 October 1943

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