A number of CBTB board members agreed with him in principle, but a more positive approach for taking the wind out of the sails of "threatening state socialism" was more desirable if only out of tactical considerations.
The CBTB let it be known through Van den Heuvel that the congress would have to give "a clear, lucid testimony" that included "explicitly positive guidelines" regarding the direction of social-economic politics.
Among the board of the CBTB, people were less positive about the composition of the committee.
50) After intense resistance, the CBTB backed down and agreed.
The outrage among the CNV, CBTB, and the Antirevolutionary press was intense.