Irish Parliamentary Party welcome Lloyd George’s budget
Irish Life magazine accuse Lloyd George of 'playing to the gallery' in the wake of the announcement of his new budget Photo: Irish Life, May 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.

Irish Parliamentary Party welcome Lloyd George’s budget

Published: 12 May 1914

John Dillon told the House of Commons last night that the Irish Parliamentary Party welcomed the new budget introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George.

Mr. Dillon said that the budget proposals were ‘fair and just to Ireland’.

He continued by reminding those present that certain Tories had predicted ruin for Ireland after the introduction of the budget of 1909, but what had happened was the opposite: ‘I challenge any man in the House or outside it to point to any five years in Great Britain in which such marvelous prosperity has been seen. I believe that the work of the budget of 1909 is just and beneficial just as much to the wealthy as to the poorer classes, because it prevents them from becoming the object of class hatred, jealousy and envy.'

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