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Cabinet meets outside London - Lloyd George connection

September 11, 2008 12:21 PM
Eamon de Valera

Irish republican leader Eamon de Valera

When Gordon Brown's Cabinet met in Birmingham on 8 September it was widely reported that this was for the first time since 1921, when Lloyd George was still prime minister. A report in Tuesday's Times newspaper has thrown doubt on that claim but contains some interesting background to the 1921 meeting in Inverness, called as Anglo-Irish relations were at an unusually delicate stage.

You can read the Times article by Emily Gosden at: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4710863.ece