Reference code: CHAR 2/115/19-20

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Date: 14 May 1921 - 20 May 1921


Letter from "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry] (Mountstewart, Newtonards, County Down, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC announcing that should he be elected as leader of the Ulster Senate he will have to resign as Under-Secretary of State for Air and as representative of the Colonial Office in the House of Lords. Expresses contempt for David Lloyd George's allocation of government posts as political rewards or sops, and wishes he had known that WSC regarded Frederick Guest as an alternative candidate for the Air Ministry post. Denies that in accepting a post in Ireland he will be cutting himself off from English politics and argues that although Lloyd George's methods succeeded in winning the war they are of no use for post-war reconstruction and bring ministers and parliamentary institutions into disrepute (14 May). Endorsed with reply from WSC in Edward Marsh's hand accepting Londonderry's decision with some regret (20 May).

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