100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 20 October 1923

20 OCTOBER 1923

Questions of military and naval defence were discussed in private by the Imperial Conference. The Economic Conference was presented with an outline of the Burney Airship scheme, which, if successful, will bring London within 100 flying hours of London. The Conference decided to appoint a committee to go into the whole question with the Air Ministry.

Sir Robert Horne, speaking in Glasgow, spoke of the dangers of inflation of currency, and urged a bold scheme of Empire settlement, suggesting that the money for such a policy might be found in the £40,000,000 applied under the Budget towards the redemption of debt.

Lord Gladstone, addressing a Liberal demonstration in Edinburgh, made an appeal for the renewal of the Liberal Party in its old force, and said that there was no obstacle to reunion.