It is fundamental to Socialism that we should liquidate the British Empire as soon as we can.
Hull Daily Mail, 2 March, 1936.
But it is a fallacy, if one is examining the methods by which security can be attained, to start upon the assumption, as so many hon. Members do, that we get security by an increase of air armaments or an increase of any other form of armaments.Stafford Cripps
Every possible effort should be made to stop recruiting for the Armed Forces. This may, and probably would, lead to some form of conscription being proposed or introduced. Thus would be provided a most favourable political platform upon which to fight the National Government.Stafford Cripps
I do not believe it would be a bad thing for the British working class if Germany defeated us.Stafford Cripps
The workers must now make it clear beyond all doubt that they will not support the Government or its armaments in its mad policy which it is now pursuing.Stafford Cripps
Emphatically no, and I never have been.Stafford Cripps