THE POSSIBILITIES OF FEDERATION FOR THE BRITISH WEST INDIES
It is apparent from the evidence presented in the preceding chapters that neither group of dependencies is satisfied with the status quo.
The position in the B.W.I. appears to be as follows. The vast majority of thinking West Indians wish to remain within the British Commonwealth, and the few attempts that have been so far made to drive a wedge between the B.W.I. and the United Kingdom have been greatly resented in the B.W.I.1 Support for the British connection is by no means confined to the more conservative elements in the population, and the most striking declarations of loyalty and affection sometimes come from what the uninitiated might consider as the least expected quarters. Mr. Grantley Adams, for instance, the present Labour leader who led the rioting on the island in 1937, is the bete noire of the conservatives in Barbados. Yet, as a member of the British delegation to the United Nations in October 1948, he offered an eloquent defence of British colonial policy in the General Assembly's Trusteeship Committee when it was subjected to attack from the Slav bloc.2____________________