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Copy of correspondence between WSC and Stanley Baldwin, 27-28 Jan 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/572/76-77

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Copy of letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin resigning from Baldwin's "Business Committee" [Shadow Cabinet] because the differences in their views on Indian policy have become public. He expresses hope that their friendship may continue despite these differences and pledges support to defeat the Socialist government in the next general election.Copy of reply from Stanley Baldwin to WSC thanking him for his letter and expressing approval for the reason for his resignation. Baldwin agrees that they should work together to defeat the government and concludes by commenting on the strength of their friendship "Our friendship is now too deeply rooted to be affected by differences of opinion whether temporary or permanent".Typescript annotated in pencil "For Friday's papers".


  • Creation: 27-28 Jan 1931

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Related Materials

Letter from Stanley Baldwin at CHAR 2/572/78.


WSC V pp 383-4; CV V, Pt 2 pp 250-251


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