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(Untitled), 14 Sep 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/124B/173-177

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Letter from [Lord Balfour, earlier Arthur Balfour] (Hotel Metropole, Geneva, Switzerland) to WSC agreeing that a formal split between the Government and the "Die-Hard" Unionists is unlikely but that a dissolution of parliament in October seems to be in the Government's best interests. Considers three possible results of a general election: a Labour victory, an arrangement of parties requiring the formation of a new coalition, or a victory for the present coalition. Balfour is too out of touch with current public opinion in Britain to judge the likelihood of the latter, but he thinks that if the Government had some definite and important legislative objects to carry through it would be justified in seeing out its term.


  • Creation: 14 Sep 1922

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