100 Years Ago – 23 February 1921

23 February 1921

Edward Grey, the senior Liberal figure and the UK Ambassador to the United States between 1919 and 1920, said in a speech at the National Liberal Club that there could be no cordiality between the UK and the United States until the Irish question was resolved.

Randall Davidson, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said in the House of Lords that he wanted to see detailed information about numerous incidents which had taken place in Ireland. The Lord Chancellor said that details would be provided, but that “they would not cure the mischief in Ireland with the sublime admonitions of the Sermon of the Mount”.