COMMONWEALTH: David Defiant

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

The once great, now dwindling, Liberal party continued rent (TIME, June 7) last week as Lloyd George, Liberal leader in the Commons, was further baited in letters to the press by Lord Oxford and Asquith, official leader of the party.

The noble Lord aired during the week the surprising theory that Mr. George had tactically resigned from the Liberal party by refusing to attend a meeting of its "shadow Cabinet" (party council) during the "general strike."

In an impassioned public speech at Manchester, Mr. George declared: "It is a wretched...

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