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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/30/92-95

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Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on: disruption by suffragettes of speeches by cabinet ministers; the Tories' split over Tariff Reform; the industrious campaigning of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane]; reaction to Haldane's army estimates and 2nd Lord Tweedmouth's naval estimates; the introduction of old age pensions and Labour Party criticism of them; the prospect of the miners' group adhering to the Labour Party and its effect on the position in the party of David Shackleton, James Keir Hardy and James Ramsay Macdonald; Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's health and the respective claims of Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and Sir Edward Grey later Lord Grey of Fallodon] to be his successor; David Lloyd George's intervention in the railway dispute; Augustine Birrell's loss of control in Ireland.


  • 13 Dec 1907

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