There had been no shortage of predictions during the first Labour Government that its life would be a short one. These forecasts, which had tended to fade a little after Snowden’s Budget and the London Conference, were realised in October 1924 with comparative suddenness. When Parliament prepared to depart for the summer recess, three major problems had been left outstanding: the Irish boundary dispute, the Russian Treaty and the Campbell case. It was over these two latter issues that the minority Labour Government was to fall.
KeywordsPublic Prosecution Labour Government Left Wing Select Committee Liberal Party
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