100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 7 November 1923


Sir Arthur Balfour, President of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce, spoke in Edinburgh on the effect of the reparations problem on trade, and said the time had come when Great Britain must speak plainly to France.

Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Postmaster-General, speaking at Birmingham, commended the Government’s fiscal policy as a means of relieving unemployment.

A referendum in the Canadian province of Alberta has resulted in the rejection of Prohibition, after a seven year trial of the system.