Sunday, 7 December 2008

Bannerman Headlines.

"Former Liberal Democrat leaders Charles Kennedy and Lord Steel of Aitkenhead yesterday unveiled a plaque to commemorate Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the Glasgow-born Prime Minister who died 100 years ago. Lord Steel praised his predecessor as Liberal Party leader as an "overlooked radical" whose 1906 landslide victory had paved the way for a succession of reforming governments. "He led the way for the longest period of successful radical government ever, which was continued by Herbert Asquith and David Lloyd George," Lord Steel said ... He gets overlooked because Asquith and Lloyd George were Prime Ministers for much longer." The plaque was unveiled at the home in Bath Street, Glasgow. He died in 1908, three weeks after ill health forced him to resign as Prime Minister."

Mr Smith loves a bit of Scottish political history.

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