Ha! ha! April fool
Despatch Box. Pogrom papers Â£100 a week Marconis
Nursery rhymes: Jack and the beanstalk
Sayings: Armed to the teeth.
On the 11th of October 1913 and at the start of his Land Reform Campaign
Lloyd George became embroiled by his claim that the pheasants of the rich
landowners were eating the crops of mangold wurzels of the poor farmers.
Caption printed on pasted-on slip of paper. Drawing 38.2 x 28.1 cm. Signed : S Strube 14 Dirty condition. In March 1914, Asquith forced the Irish Nationalist M.P.s to agree to a plan enabling Ulster to vote itself out of the Home Rule Bill. Foreseeing Civil War and bloodshed in Ireland, Churchill made plans for the British Army to occupy all munition dumps, arsenals and strategic positions in Ulster. This scheme was intended to protect Army stores in case Civil War broke out at the same time as the expected war with Germany, but although Asquith announced that a military campaign against Ulster was never intended, Ulstermen persisted then, and for a long time after, in regarding Winston Churchill as a "bloodthirsty ogre". Taken from "W.S.C. a Cartoon Biography" compiled by Fred Urquhart.
41.5 x 28.1cm
black ink/blue crayon