100 Years Ago – 31 March 1920

31 March 1920

The Hungarian Peace Treaty was criticised in the House of Lords, which later became better known as the Treaty of Trianon. This treaty set the new borders of Hungary following the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following the end of the First World War. There were though arguments about where the borders should lie, amidst fears that certain powers may become too powerful.

The controversial new appointment of Sir Nevil Macready visited the Prime Minister in Downing Street before Macready went to take up his new role as the Commander of the troops in Ireland.

George Lansbury wrote in support of David Pole, the Labour candidate in the forthcoming Edinburgh North by-election, saying “I wish you every success. Every Labour and socialist man and woman in Edinburgh should turn out and work to secure your return”.