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(Untitled), 03 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/2-3

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Letter from WSC to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] praising him for his leadership during the general election campaign and considering the present political situation. He asserts that the restriction of the House of Lords' veto must be the pre-requisite for any co-operation between the Government and the Tories on reform of the Lords and any other issue, and that the Government should have no hesitation in creating 500 new peers if necessary. After the veto has been restricted, Tories should be appeased by the award of honours, and non-sectional policies should be pursued on Ireland, the Poor Law, boy labour, unemployment insurance, the Navy and licence and death duties. Describes his experiences in "the Stepney affair" [the Siege of Sidney Street] and reports that the King [George V] is pleased with the proceedings against [Edward] Mylius. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. An earlier draft at CHAR 2/51/4-6.


  • Creation: 03 Jan 1911

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume II, Part 2, pp.1030-3; part pub. Winston S Churchill II, pp.347-50 & 409

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