His males shot one policeman who fired at them as they have been taking up authorities buildings in accordance with the function allotted to them; however Velchev himself saved the lifetime of an Agrarian Minister (Nedelko Atanasov who advised me the story himself) from the band of younger Macedonian terrorists organized secretly by Volkov (with out the consent of the others) and led by Ivan Mihailov. The Agrarians don’t maintain his participation on this coup towards Velchev quite the opposite, they give the impression of being upon him as their protector from terror.
To the editor of The Every day Herald he reported. ‘In the previous few days I’ve talked with three associates who have been all Ministers beneath Stamboliisky and have been all arrested by Velchev’s males in Sofia in June 1923. Right this moment they’re all Velchevists’. From his diary it appears that evidently the ex-ministers involved have been, Omarchevski, Todorov and Atanasov.
Championship of Velchev and his concepts naturally made Swire a fierce critic of Velchev’s enemies, that’s of the reactionary proper basically and of the King particularly. Swire noticed Velchev because the ‘sufferer of response’, including that in 1934 Velchev had advised him that ‘he feared that if such response occurred, it might result in revolt by the plenty, who will stand no additional oppression.’ Velchev’s contest with the King produced the belief amongst many observers that Velchev was a republican. This Swire was at pains to disclaim.
Velchev’s angle in direction of King Boris was merely that the King ought to reign however shouldn’t govern since, beneath the Structure, he bore no accountability: and the proposed Modification to the Structure ran: “The Prime Minister shall be accountable to the King and to the Parliament for all of the acts of the Authorities”. Velchev was by no means a republican, however a frantic propaganda that he was republican contributed to his downfall.
The restrictions imposed upon the King have been meant merely, as Velchev stated on the time “to forestall the Proper Reactionaries from elevating the Royal Commonplace in revolt towards us.” In June 1934 Velchev had a protracted interview with the King and afterwards reported to the Cupboard that the King was with them and would assist them.
In one other letter Swire wrote that ‘it can’t be too typically emphasised that Velchev is NOT a republican: however he wished to clip the King’s wings in order that he may do no extra hurt, both wittingly or unwittingly.’ And in the identical supply we learn just a little earlier that not solely was Velchev not a republican however in actuality a defender, albeit maybe a reluctant one, of the monarchy:
One other mistake made in England is to again King Boris as a result of he drives railway engines and sometimes shakes arms with peasants.