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  1. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    Algeria was a major problem for French governments. The Algerian People's Party was formed in March 1937 to campaign for independence. It was banned by the French colonial authorities in Algeria. The Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Liberties was formed in October 1946. It was repressed...
  2. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    At 6 am on 9 July 1939 German troops invaded the Netherlands on the north of the boundary between the two countries. The German army advanced in a generally south-easterly direction against dogged opposition from the Dutch army. They captured Groningen on 12 July, Assen on 13 July...
  3. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    There were twenty four MPs and Peers at the conference, made up of six from each party. There were MPs and Peers from the Conservative and Liberal parties, and only MPs from the Commonwealth and Irish Nationalist parties. The Secretary of State for Ireland, Joseph McLaughlin, led the...
  4. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    Here are the relevant lines from Fallgrief's Girlfriends: "The chance changed him He has found a woman of such wit and looks He can brag of her in every company." [1] In this TL the Third Republic continued in France. Among notable Presidents of the Council of Ministers [Prime Ministers] were...
  5. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    The Secretary of State for Air, Captain George Garro-Jones, served in the Royal Flying Corps in France 1915-17, and was Advisory Officer to the United States Air Service 1917-18. He was Liberal MP for Bethnal Green North-East from October 1925 to May 1930, and for the four-member...
  6. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    The Commonwealth representatives at the talks supported the Nationalists proposal for an Irish Parliament, but with less powers than proposed. But they were opposed to dividing Ireland into provinces because it would mean an extra layer of government between the Irish government and the county...
  7. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    Shirley was a "sensitive, handsome, light-brown-haired and deep-eyed woman, quite English, quite reserved." Ted Hughes "had taken Shirley to stay for a weekend with his parents in Yorkshire where he introduced her to his sister, Olwen." [1] The poem Fallgrief's Girlfriends was inspired by...
  8. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    Among other junior ministers in the coalition government were the following: Under-Secretary Home Office: Charles Key [Labour] Under-Secretary War Office: Ronald Cartland [Conservative] Secretary Board of Overseas Trade: Richard Law [Conservative] Secretary Mines Department: John James...
  9. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    There was still not a majority in the House of Lords for Irish Home Rule. In the House of Commons on 19 November 1878, the Prime Minister, George Cowell, proposed all party talks on the constitutional future of Ireland, as promised in the Commonwealth Party manifesto for the June 1878 general...
  10. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    In this TL Ted Hughes did not marry Sylvia Plath. Instead in 1956 he married Shirley who was his girlfriend before he met Plath. This quotation is taken from http://kirkcenter.org/reviews/the-deauthorised-life-of-ted-hughes. Newnham is a College of Cambridge University.
  11. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    Among the other ministers in the coalition government were the following: Attorney-General: Sir Craig Aitchison [Labour] Solicitor-General: Sir Donald Somervell [Conservative] Financial Secretary to the Treasury: Vyvyan Adams [Conservative] Under-Secretary Foreign Office: Geoffrey Mander...
  12. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    Continuation of party gains. Scotland: Commonwealth gain from Conservative: Midlothian [1] Liberal gain from Conservative: Aberdeenshire [1] The number of peers of each party elected by Borough and County Councils were as follows [after 1872 election]: Commonwealth: 107 [93] Conservative...
  13. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    In late October/early November 1878 borough and county councils with a population of at least one hundred thousand elected members of the House of Lords. The gains for each party were as follows [number of seats]: Borough councils: Commonwealth gains from Conservative : Birmingham [3] Bristol...
  14. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    Thank you for your suggestions which I have carefully considered. However Johnson wanted the War Cabinet to be three Labour ministers, two Conservative and one Liberal in rough proportion to these party's representation in the House of Commons, and for each party to have the Exchequer, Foreign...
  15. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    Fannie Zimmerman graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1962. [1] She played piano with friends in a band in bars and pubs of New York City. She greatly admired modern American composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Charles Ives. In 1954 during her...
  16. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    The First Lord of the Admiralty was not in Churchill's War Cabinet in OTL.
  17. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    Ministers not in the War Cabinet: First Lord of the Admiralty: Winston Churchill [Conservative] Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries: Isaac Foot [Liberal] Secretary of State for Air: Captain George Garro-Jones [Liberal] Minister of Aircraft Production: Aneurin Bevan [Labour] Colonial...
  18. Stanley Baldwin's Successful Political Gamble: A TL from 1923

    On 27 June 1939 the Conservative and Liberal parties tabled a motion calling for the formation of all party coalition government as an expression of national unity in the war. The Prime Minister, Thomas Johnson, let it be known that he would agree to such a government, but he would exclude...
  19. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    On 25 June 1878, Queen Victoria delivered the Queen's Speech which set out the legislative programme of her government for the new parliamentary session. Among the bills proposed were for an increase in the living wage from 13 shillings and nine pence a week to fourteen shillings and sixpence...
  20. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    The swing from Conservative to Liberal in the Angus South by-election was 7.1% and the turnout was 65.1%. John Smith was a 23 year-old law student at Glasgow University and is the same person who became leader of the Labour Party in 1992 in OTL. Donald Leach was a lecturer in Mathematics at...
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