100 Years Ago – 26 January 1922

26 January 1922

Winston Churchill speaking in London complained about the “jeering, sneering, carping and cavilling of the independent Liberals”. He added that the decisions recently taken in Ireland with regards to the Anglo-Irish Treaty and in Washington with regards to war reparations were “decisions made powerfully for the peace and prosperity of the whole world, and particularly for the peace, unity and solidarity of the English speaking world”.

Speaking at a Liberal meeting in West Hartlepool, Walter Runciman called for the removal of import duties that had been passed during the previous three budgets, as well as repeat the Reparations Act.