The First Labour Government, 1924

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INDEX
Aberavon, 64, 266
Accrington, 64
Adamson, William, 122-3
Addison, Christopher, 1st Baron, 62, 110
Adler, Friedrich, 38n
Agricultural Wages Bill, 278
Agriculture, I.L.P. report on, 14; Conservative programme, 28; as issue in 1923 campaign, 34
Allen, Clifford Allen, 1st Baron Allen of Hurtwood, 90, 92, 227, 273
Amalgamated Engineering Union, 147-8; A.E.U. Journal,275
Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, 1
Amery, L. S., 24, 25, 97, 232
Ammon, C. G., 211
Angell, Sir Norman, 175n
Anglo-Russian Conference, 186-94, passim
Anglo-Russian Trade Agreement ( 1921), 190
Anglo-Russian Treaties, negotiation of, 187-94, passim; provisions of, 195-6; Conservative and Liberal views on, 196-207, passim; Labour support of, 198; Russian attitude toward, 198-9; as issue in 1924 election, 249, 254-5, 259, 261, 269; and Zinoviev letter, 258
Annual Conference ( Labour Party), 1918, 3
Annual Conference ( Labour Party), 1922, 88
Annual Conference ( Labour Party), 1924, Morrison's speech at, 139; and financial policy, 151; and Dawes Plan, 166; and Campbell case, 241; position on Communists, 255; decision on Labour Party membership, 276
Annual Conference ( Labour Party), 1925, MacDonald's resurgence at, 273; votes against Communist affiliation, 274; Bevin's resolution at, 276
Arnold, Sydney, 1st Baron, 104
Asquith, Herbert Henry, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, as leader of Liberals, 18; and Liberal reunion, 26; and 1923 election, 42, 46-47, 48, 50, 51; characterized, 66; on Labour government, 85-86, 233; on Baldwin government, 97-8; on eviction bill, 125; and Poplar issue, 133; quoted, on Wheatley, 134; and Liberal- Conservative co-operation, 253; and Anglo- Russian Treaties, 201-4, passim; and Lloyd George, 236; and Campbell case, 239, 243-4; defeated in 1924, 265; mentioned, 82, 84, 231
Association of British Creditors, 188
Astor, Nancy ( Langhorne), Lady, 134
Attlee, Clement, 1st Earl, 55, 104, 276, 278-9
Ayles, Walter, 213
Baldwin, Stanley, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, characterized, 19; and tariff issue, 20-32, passim,66, 73; attitude toward Lloyd George, 24; announces Dissolution, 27; and agricultural subsidy, 28; and press lords, 33; and public works, 57; urged to support Liberal Government, 82; resignation of, 83, 98; and King George V, 86; and Labour Party, 97; urges Haldane's acceptance of Cabinet post, 101; and eviction bill, 125; his Budget, 145; on MacKenna. Duties, 147; and Reparations Commission, 158; calls for debate on Campbell case, 238; quoted, on Government prosecutions, 245; on socialism, 257; his election broadcast, 266; and Zinoviev letter, 287; mentioned, 38, 46, 54
Balfour, Arthur James, 1st Earl, 83, 84
Balfour, Sir Arthur, 1st Baron Riverdale, 138
Banbury, Sir Frederick, 232
"Bankers' Memorandum", 188
Bardoux, Jacques, 163n
Barlow, Sir Montague, 70
Barnes, Major Harry, 113
Beauchamp, William Lygon, 7th Earl, 202
Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron, 24, 33, 239n
Benes, Eduard, 174, 175
Benson, George, 66
Berkeley, Reginald, 46
Beveridge, Sir William Henry, 1st Baron, 142
Bevin, Ernest, and strikes, 219, 220; on leadership of Labour Party, 272; resolution against minority government, 276
Birkenhead, Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl, on the Labour Party, 6, 38; as Minister, 20; Baldwin seeks support of, 23; and Beaverbrook, 33; and Campbell case, 239n
Birmingham, 270
"Black Friday", 5
Blackburn, 64
Blackwood's Magazine, 72, 186, 255
Bolton, 64
Bondfield, Margaret, and unemployed women, 135, 136; and Washington Conference Conventions, 217; defeated in 1924, 265
Bootle, 265
Bowley, A. L., 43
Bradford, 265
Brailsford, H. N., against compromise with Liberals, 90; financial views, 149, 151; approves of Geneva Protocol, 178, 179; and Rakovsky, 185; on Communists, 274
British Legion, 57
Brockway, A. Fenner, 232, 249
Brown, Ernest, 120
Brown, James, 106
Buckingham, 77
Budget ( 1924), 145-9, 236, 250
Building Materials (Charges and Supply) Bill, 116-17
Building Trade Committee, 111-12, 113-14
Burnley, 249
Butler, David E., 267
Buxton, C. Roden, 64, 73
Buxton, Noel, 1st Baron Noel-Buxton, 105, 264
By-elections, 200, 248-9
Cabinet, first Labour, formation of, 99-105; members of, 284
Callaghan, Sir A., 48
Campbell, J. R., 237, 238
Campbell case, vote on, 204; account of, 237- 45; as issue in 1924 campaign, 249, 259.
Capital levy, The Times on, 37; as issue in 1923
campaign, 55, 58-60; abandonment of, 144, 145
"Capital or Labour? The Election Issue of 1923", 62
Carmarthen, 249
Carter, Gwendolen, 180n
Cave, George Cave, 1st Viscount, 101
Cecil, Lord Hugh, 1st Baron Quickswood, 35
Cecil, Lord Robert, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 50, 167, 168, 171

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The First Labour Government, 1924
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • I - The Labour Party, 1918-1923 1
  • Notes 16
  • II - The Election of 1923: the Conservatives 18
  • Notes 39
  • III - The Election of 1923: the Liberals Lloyd George and the Dragon 42
  • Notes 52
  • IV - The Election of 1923; Labour The Politics of Glorious Aspirations 53
  • Notes 67
  • V - Results of the Election of 1923 A House Divided 69
  • Notes 80
  • VI - The Path to Office 81
  • Notes 94
  • VII - Cabinet Making 96
  • Notes 107
  • VIII - Housing 110
  • Notes 129
  • IX - Unemployment The Intractable Million 131
  • Notes 154
  • X - The European Problem Year of Opportunity 157
  • Notes 181
  • XI - Russia Path of Most Resistance 184
  • Notes 207
  • XII - Labourites, Socialists and Reformers 210
  • Notes 227
  • XIII - Problems of Minority Government 230
  • Notes 245
  • XIV - The Election of 1924 Red Letter Day 248
  • Notes 262
  • XV - The Election of 1924 Dimensions of Defeat 264
  • Notes 271
  • XVI - Aftermath 272
  • Notes 281
  • Appendix A: the First Labour Ministry - (january 22 to November 4, 1924) 284
  • Appendix B: the Unsolved Mystery of The Zinoviev Letter 286
  • Notes 289
  • Bibliographical Note 290
  • Index 295
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