100 Years Ago – 27 May 1922

27 May 1922

Raymond Poincaré, the Prime Minister of France, said that he did not believe appealing to the goodwill on Germany on war reparations was sufficient and that force might be needed for the payments to be made.

Sir Henry Wilson, the Unionist MP for North Down, said that the British public should be aware of the plans that some had to make Ireland a Republic, noting that “they should be solemnly warned of the gravity of the issues at stake before it is too late”.

The trial of Horatio Bottomley, the MP alleged of a serious fraud, came to an end, with the defendant saying that he was pleading for his liberty and perhaps his life.