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National government

‘There must be no thought of who is a Liberal and who a Unionist’

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From ‘A National Government’, Spectator, 22 May 1915: When we wrote last week there seemed little possibility that our hopes for the formation of a National Government would be fulfilled. Yet on Tuesday a National Government was in process of construction… We have followed the Roman example. We have named a Dictator — but we have put the Dictatorship in commission. Till the war is over there must be, and will be, no thought of who is a Liberal and who a Unionist, or of what the elements in the Cabinet desire. The Administration will have but one thought and one aim — the saving of the nation and the destruction of our enemies.