British Commonwealth of Nations: Asquith Resigns

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

A white-haired earl sat down at his desk last week and wrote finis to one of the longest and most momentous careers of any living Englishman. He was Herbert Henry Asquith, First Earl of Oxford and Asquith.*By a scratch of the pen he resigned as leader of the once great Liberal party. Lord Oxford and Asquith's resignation has loomed as inevitable since he and Mr. Lloyd George quarreled openly last May as to the attitude of their party (Liberal) toward the general strike (TIME, May 10 et seq). Asquithians...

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