100 Years Ago – 12 February 1921

12 February 1921

Robert Cecil, who now supported the end of the coalition agreement, confirmed that he had resigned the Conservative whip and would sit on the opposition front bench. Cecil wanted Edward Grey to lead a Liberal Government and he was supporting Herbert Henry Asquith, the former Prime Minister, in his bid to win the Parliamentary by-election in Paisley.

The authorities gave updated figures showing that 224 police officers and 57 soldiers had been killed during the troubles in Ireland.