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Monday, March 20, 2006

A pedant writes

This morning's Western Mail has an anonymous piece detailing how Lloyd George's foreign policy has shaped the major events in world politics for nearly a century. The piece starts off:

DAVID LLOYD GEORGE, the Welsh Prime Minister who won the general election nearly 100 years ago, is still shaping major events in world politics from beyond the grave, it is claimed.

The 1906 General Election was of course, won by the Liberal, Henry Campbell-Bannerman. David Lloyd George did not become Prime Minister until 1916 and did not win an election to that post until 1918. That is nearly 88 years ago.

Pedant mode off!
Actually a total pedant would also point out that although of Welsh parentage and representing a Welsh constituency David Lloyd George was actually born in Manchester.

However, far be it for me to point that out. ;-)
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