UNTITLED DOCUMENT RE NO INDEPENDENCE FOR BRITISH GUIANA

Created: 10/30/1964

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Mandatory Revi

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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

aid.

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

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