100 Years Ago – 22 May 1920

22 May 1920

Herbert Asquith, the Leader of the Opposition, said that the Government’s Home Rule Bill for Ireland was a failed compromise that was “being rejected by every section of Irish opinion and closed the avenue to Irish unity”.

The executive of the National Union of Railwaymen ordered rail workers to refuse to handle any war material for Poland as they didn’t agree with the war which the Poles were fighting with the Soviets.

Rioting in Madrid led to martial law being declared in the city, with a number of bakers and grocers having their premises raided by looters.