100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 5 May 1923

5 MAY 1923

The court martial began in the town of Werden, near Essen, of the directors of Krupp.

Herbert Asquith, the former Prime Minister, said at a speech in Bournemouth that he would take no part in the formation of a centre party against extremists and indicated the ideals which he shared with the Labour Party.

Speaking at the Aldwych Club in London, Winston Churchill spoke about the dangers of a socialist Government.

The Second Reading of the Labour Party’s Workmen’s Compensation Bill was read in the House of Commons without any opposition.