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Topical Budget 582-2: Lloyd George Resigns (1922)


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"Scenes outside the Carlton Club after historic meeting of Conservative members - when Mr Bonar Law made his speech which killed the Coalition". View down from across the street at crowds and traffic and men leave the Carlton Club. "Lord Balfour, Mr Chamberlain and Mr Bonar Law leaving". Closer shot from same position as they are seen leaving the club. "'I AM NO LONGER PRIME MINISTER'. Mr Lloyd George stepping out of No. 10". Lloyd George with wife and daughter Megan steps out of 10 Downing Street and pauses for the cameras. "Mr Bonar Law - who was sent for by the King to form a new government, was born in Canada". Bonar Law poses for camera, his daughter standing beside him. "FALLEN GOVERNMENT. A picture of the King with his late Ministers after the Irish Settlement, taken by 'Topical' at Buckingham Palace by His Majesty's Command". Panning shot of King George V and the Cabinet with Lloyd George. "Will Mr Chamberlain who pleaded in vain for coalition, go into retirement?". Medium shot of Austen Chamberlain coming down the steps of the Carlton Club. "Appendicitis kept Mr Churchill out of the crisis". Churchill addressing a crowd from a dais in open air. "What will Mr Asquith do? 'Wait and see!'". Close shot of Asquith in open carriage with 'Margot' Asquith. "VOICE OF LABOUR. Mr Clynes may be Prime Minister yet". Close-up of J.R. Clynes talking to the camera. "STILL SMILIN' THRO' 'In the Wilderness' - but with one faithful friend at least". Lloyd George, in countryside, strokes a large dog then walks through a gate.