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1 Headline Graphic ofctober is "Labour's Warning, No Independence
for DC until major groups in Govt. " Article is based on cable from David
Smithcrs who had talk with "Colonial Office spokesman close to Prime
Minister Wilson. !' Particularly alarming paras as foil:
A. "It is inconceivable to Labour Party that any suitable govt could
be formed in BG without participation of members representing majority of Indian voters, (This means PPP, of course).
B. "Despite Burnham's declaration earlier this week that he will under
no circumstances form coalition with Jagan, Labor Govt confident he will do so if it made crystal clear that coalition is In national interest and an absolute pre-
requisite for independence.
C. "Pill will also be sweetened by promises of large Injections ot development
D. UK Govt is confident Lyndon Johnson, having won Presidential election by overwhelming majority, will not put obstacles in way of BG's progress toward
OS DEC a*Original document.