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Webb, Sidney (1917) Drink. New Statesman, 136 (4836). pp. 29-30. ISSN 1364-7431

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"There was a calculated candour in the Prime Minister's speech to the combined deputations that appealed to him to deal drastically with the trade in alcoholic drinks which was as effective as it was astute. Mr. Lloyd George is known as almost a lifelong sympathiser with temperance reform. Twice, at least, he is believed to have tried to get the Cabinet to agree to sweeping measures: first prohibition, and then State purchase with a view to coming as nearly and as quickly to prohibition as might prove possible. In neither case could he convince his colleagues that the nation would endure his proposed reforms. Now, as we all believe, he is making a third attempt; and his very frank interrogation of those who pleaded for summary prohibition "for the duration of the war," and those, on the other hand, who asked for State purchase, reminds the public of the difficulties and dangers of the position." - Introductory paragraph.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > KD England and Wales
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 08:39
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 18:24

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