100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 2 April 1923

2 APRIL 1923

The text of the Allies’ reply to the Turkish counter proposals following the failure to reach agreement at the Lausanne Conference was issued and the response was broadly positive.

RC Wallhead delivered his Presidential address at the Independent Labour Party’s 31st general conference in London. He said that the party was now at its highest point of power and influence both nationally and internationally. They condemned the British Government’s position that the Germans were entirely to blame for the First World War, stating that the behaviour of the French was problematic and including their occupation of the Ruhr Valley.

The Labour Party said that they didn’t intend to have a candidate at the forthcoming Ludlow by-election, but they intended to stand at the next General Election.