Bruce Anderson

Banking on wine

A Rothschild wine tasting

Great matters were trembling in the balance. The prime minister needed cash to achieve his objective and as Parliament was not sitting to vote for supply, there would have to be a loan.

The PM summoned his cabinet colleagues to seek their agreement. His private secretary waited outside the cabinet room.

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