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PORTFOLIOS ANNOUNCED MR. CHURCHILL TAKES CHANCELLORSHIP OF DUCHY OF LANCASTER Tito Righ Commissioner reports the announcement of the new Ministers in tko British Cabinet as follows:— London, May 20, 10.30 p.m. Prime Minister and First Lord of tlie Treasury—Mr. Asquith. Minister without Portfolio—"Lord Lansdownc. Lord Chancellor—Sir Stanley Buclunaster. Lord President of the Council —Marquis of Crewe. Lord Privy Seal—* Lord Curzon. Chancellor of the Exchequer—Mr. M'Kenna. Home Secretary—Sir John Simon. Foreign Affairs —Sir Edward Grey. Secretary for Colonies— + Mr. Bonar Law. Secretary for India—* Mr. Austen Chamberlain. Secretary for War—Lord Kitchener. . Minister of Munitions—Mr. Llo.vd George. First Lord of the Admiralty—* Mr. Balfour. President of the Board of Trade-Mr. ltunciman. President of the Local Government Board—*Mr Long. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster —Mr. Churchill. Chief Secretary for Ireland —Mr. Birrell. Secretarv /or Scotland—Mr. M'Kinnon Wood President of the Board of Agriculture--'Lord ■Selliorno. Kirst Commissioner of Works—Mr. Harcourt. President of the Board of Education—tMr. Henderson. Attorney-General—*Sir E. Carson, "Unionist. tLabour. The representation of parties in the new Cabinet of 22 members may ho set out as follows: — Liberals. Unionists. Labour. Irish Nationalists. 12 8 i - The portfolio of War, held by Lord Kitchener, cannot, of course, be classified as a party appointment. . a (Press Association.) (Rec. May 26, 8.5 p.m.) London, May 26. Official.—"Mr. Lloyd George has undertaken the_ formation and temporary direction of the Ministry, which is, to bo charged with organising the supply of munitions for the war, and during Ins tenure of this office will vacate the Chancellorship of the Exchequer. , , . .. , "The King has conferred on Lord Haldane (retiring Lord chancellor) the Order of Merit." THE DECISION OF THE IRISH PAETY. London, May 25. A meeting of the Irish Party in Dublin passed a resolution approving of Mr. John Redmond's action in declining to enter the Cabinet, PRESS COMMENT ON WAR CABINET COALITION MUST BE MADE A SUCCESS. (Rec. May 26, 10.55 p.m.) London, May 26. Newspapers generally welcome the new Cabinet, The "Morning Post" says: "Ihe coalition is a great experiment, but'it must be made a sriccess. If it fai s the country will be bankrupt of resource. It is our paramount obligation to uphold the Government, even at the expense of tolerating errors uhicli at othei times "would invite censuro.'* , . , , . Jf • "The "Daily Mail" thinks that Mr. Lloyd George s appointment "will satisfy the country, but if Mr. Balfour's appointment deprives the country of I,old 'Fisher's services it cannot be regarded as good. , ~ ~, "The Times" welcomes the Department of Munitions, but regrets that the Cabinet has been confined to party leaders. "There should have been, it says, "a larger clement of whose services to the Empire ha\o lam outside dom i^TanTJW-'lays that the no* blood in the Cabinet, may well bring greater decision, stronger will power, and sterner courage m the present . crisis, and the nation will respond readily to ail that the most resolute leadeitship can icle „ Mr . J)alfollr is a brilliant man in the wrong < place. The crisis arose through a clash between a j>nlhant politician and the .. country's greatest sailor, and the nation will be shocked and astounded to . find that a politician remains. Lord Haldane s departure is a real weakening of till untioiVs council. Sir Edward Carson's appointment is a deferable j scandal. I 1 LORD KITCHENER AND THE "DAILY MAIL" i SUBSTANCE OF A MUCH-DISCUSSED ARTICLE. j (Reo. May 26, 7.30 p.m.) f Perth, May 26. , ' "The Dailv News" here lias published a telegram received from a private source giving the substance of the attack on Lord Kitchener by he London t "D'lilv Mail " wliieh provoked such widespread indignation m tiutam. j After hl'anilng Cabinet, firstly, .and Lord Iv tchcner. second y, for not ad- { online a scheme of compulsory service, the "Daily Mail proceeds. P ami th* public never liked Led K.tcheuer to use Ins own name in- , stead of he Kind's in connection with these volunteer armies which have t been raised Tli" public! too, disliked some ol the advert,sing methods , which were adopted in order to gain recruits. . a ''We ourselves know tlml Lord Kitchener starved the Army m France of hiai, A-Isive si,AU-. (he fact is dial lie ordered the wrong kind of shell lie f • i V i ii.o M<\mo m* that used against the Boors in tho South f Uiikl ho orileiwl was tho sniin a-suiaiuMvi .« , f«r tiwmii f Urioau War. He pnrsisM .seticling shrnpnt'l, which \\Ah useless lor tiuicti ( Warl »\m. o ii..|i warned repeatedly that tl«- sort or shell required was a violent j, bomb vvliu-h would dynamite Us way through the trenches and en- ~ h.HemeiiK the class of shells Lord Kitchener persisted in sending has caused ,• liu'donths of thousands of our poor soldiers. . •'The new advertisement urging th,. enlistment of men of forty. m our volunteer armies, we regret having printed, and must decline to print it again, lie., of forty should not be used in this war until the recruiting powers of Iho fonntrv have hoiMi exhausted. ... r , , • , . "The iceord of Lord Kitchener in, as a fighting general, is no bn 1liiint. and his life ill India and Kgjpt has made him iiiia« t naiiiled with liritish -romlit ion.-."' ITI-ILIC rONHItOCK .IN K.ITCHKNEI!.' Lord Rit' is iTi-enins; miinerons resolutions of confidence from public g lio.-lir! ih all ef lb' l'.oinilry- ft® hub replied, ty thoiis that ho much ap- p oicciiUGG their a£ confidonca, (jj

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THE BRITISH WAR CABINET, Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2472, 27 May 1915

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THE BRITISH WAR CABINET Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2472, 27 May 1915