They contradict entirely the assurances given to me by the authorities that he was in good health.
What are you going to do about it? In reply to shouts, the Chairman said that conscientious objectors were included. The resolution was carried without discussion and amid cheering.
He has behind him a great record of honourable work. He has given a great part of his life in the service of teaching, and I do not think I shall be guilty of any great exaggeration if I say that some of the Clauses in the Scottish Education Bill were only made possible through his devoted work in the cause of education.
He is a political offender. He received a sentence which I think is excessive, and if it was carried out it would be of a barbarous character and certainly alien to what I believe is the general feeling of the people in this country. Is there any reason why Mr Maclean and the other political prisoners should be kept in prison a moment longer in view of the end of the War?
I am going to make an appeal to the Secretary of Scotland in the case of Mr Maclean and I do not base it on the ground that the case is the subject of general agitation. I am going to make my appeal for Mr Maclean on the ground that the War having come to an end a free and generous country has always in the days of peace shown great generosity to men whom it has attacked and repressed during the passions and strain of war. They have shown the highest courage when they have preferred to get up against the multitude on behalf of what they believe to be right.
I say that these men are of the highest courage and are entitled to our respect. Let me remind the Right Hon. Gentleman the Secretary for Scotland that at the great Labour Conference today, which was so sensational in so many ways, a resolution was passed unanimously and without a single dissentient voice by delegates representing some millions of people demanding the release of Mr Maclean.
But remember, absolutely no demonstration in Glasgow.
That can be left till after. Out of the public eye, Maclean had been informed that moves were afoot for his release.
He wrote from Peterhead Prison to his wife on 16 November about his preferred arrangements. He asked her to send him the address of William Morrison of Aberdeen a friend and a local member of the Socialist Labour Party and the name and address of the secretary of the Peterhead Trades Council. My strongest desire is to get right home without anyone waiting for me at the station. I have given assurances of that here already, so that my honour must be considered. Continued in Part 2.
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