The First but Forgotten Lord Hailsham
Chris Cooper

Dr Chris Cooper was recently awarded a PhD at the University of Liverpool. He has taught at a variety of higher education institutions and has published a number of articles on different aspects of modern British political history.  
The Conservative History Journal blog is very pleased to be publishing this article about an unjustly neglected Conservative politician and personality.

In the course of the twentieth century only one family succeeded in occupying cabinet posts in Conservative governments over three successive generations. Douglas Hogg served as Minister of Agriculture under John Major from 1995 to 1997 and, as a successful barrister, he must have nurtured hopes of eventually following his father and grandfather by becoming Lord Chancellor. But he did not prosper under subsequent Tory leaders and his career ended in controversy when his claim for cleaning the moat at his country manor-house epitomised the ‘expenses scandal’ of 2009. Douglas’s father, Quintin, was one of the century’s longest serving cabinet ministers. Becoming Harold Macmillan’s Minister of Education in 1957, he finally stepped down as Margaret Thatcher’s Lord Chancellor thirty years later. He came tantalisingly close to the party leadership and premiership when Macmillan resigned in 1963. Though Quintin Hogg, second Viscount Hailsham and, in a later incarnation, Baron Hailsham, died in 2001, he is well remembered for his formidable intellect, passionate oratory and ebullient personality.[1] By contrast, Quintin’s father, also called Douglas, the doyen of this remarkable political family, is a largely forgotten figure. He wrote no memoirs and has yet to be the subject of a full-scale biography.

The limited historical discussion concerning Douglas McGarel Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham (1872-1950), does not do justice to his significance. He held key government offices under Prime Ministers Andrew Bonar Law, Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald and Neville Chamberlain. He had, as one obituary concluded, a ‘brilliant career’ and ‘was one of the mainstays of the Conservative Party’.[2] He was twice Attorney-General (1922-4 and 1924-8), twice Lord Chancellor (1928-9 and 1935-8), Leader of the House of Lords (1931-5), Secretary of State for War (1931-5), Lord President of the Council (1938) and acting Prime Minister during the summer of 1928.
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Hogg was born on 28 February 1872, the eldest of the three sons of Quintin Hogg, a sugar merchant and philanthropist who founded London’s Regent Street Polytechnic. Educated at Eton, Hogg achieved the distinction of becoming Captain of the Oppidans. He did not continue to university, instead spending his next eight years managing the family merchant firm in the West Indies and British Guiana. After his decorated service in the Boer War, Hogg returned to Britain and embarked on a highly successful career in the law. But he also nurtured political ambitions. Inspired by Joseph Chamberlain’s campaign for ‘Tariff Reform’, Hogg became a Conservative. After standing down as the pro-tariff Unionist candidate for East Marylebone in 1909 to help maintain party unity, Hogg patiently waited for his political opening. In the meantime, he became a KC during the Great War, was appointed a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 1920 and acted as the Prince of Wales’ Attorney-General during 1921-2. With annual earnings exceeding £40,000, he was Britain’s leading lawyer in commercial and libel cases.[3]

Hogg’s opportunity to launch his political career came in October 1922 with the collapse of Lloyd George’s Unionist-Liberal Coalition after the celebrated Carlton Club revolt. When Andrew Bonar Law became Prime Minister and assumed the Conservative leadership, Lloyd George’s former law officers – like many leading Conservatives – refused to serve in Law’s administration. Hogg was appointed Attorney-General even before being elected as an MP. Returned unopposed for Marylebone in the November General Election, he began his parliamentary career on the government’s front bench.

With a dearth of debating talent in Law’s so-called ‘Government of the Second XI’, Hogg quickly established himself as one of the most capable ministers. He helped to pilot the controversial Irish Free State Constitution Bill through the Commons less than two weeks after his election at Marylebone. Hogg’s contribution led the Daily Mirror to conclude that the Attorney-General ‘stands out radiantly as the most notable success’ of the new parliament.[4] The Daily Telegraph later noted that ‘No man ever made his mark more quickly or more surely’.[5] Law believed that, in unearthing Hogg’s talents, he had made ‘a real discovery’.[6] Before the close of 1922, Hogg had become a Privy Councillor and a Knight.

In the years that followed Hogg made extensive policy contributions. He helped re-shape Conservatism at the beginning of the democratic age, during a period marked by the rise of organised labour and the appearance of an avowedly socialist party that competed for – and obtained – power. The Conservatives, especially after Baldwin inherited the leadership in 1923, presented a constructive non-socialist alternative that sought to maintain Britain’s constitutional framework and adhere to traditional Tory principles. Hogg’s role in formulating the ‘New Conservatism’ helped the party establish a broad base of support.

Hogg became renowned for his oratorical skills, regularly delivering combative speeches in parliament and the country. One newspaper noted that the Labour Party had grown to ‘dread the remorseless analytical logic of this benevolent and rubicund looking lawyer’.[7] In opposition after the 1923 General Election, Hogg wound up his party’s case during the parliamentary debate on the Campbell Case that led to the resignation of the minority Labour government in November 1924. The Conservatives won the resultant General Election and Hogg was again appointed Attorney-General. In recognition of his growing stature, he secured a cabinet place. Hogg’s speedy climb up the greasy pole continued. He was soon described by one backbench MP as ‘One of the major figures of Conservatism’.[8]

In October 1925 Hogg sanctioned the arrest of a number of Britain’s leading communists and conducted the successful prosecution of ‘the twelve’ under the Incitement to Mutiny Act. Meanwhile, he joined a ministerial sub-committee that considered the legal position of Trade Unions. During the General Strike of May 1926, he was amongst those who favoured an immediate legislative response. But, although Baldwin’s caution prevailed and the strike collapsed, Hogg’s thirst for action was not a reactionary attempt to crush organised Labour. His proposals omitted one controversial aspect of the bill that ultimately addressed Trade Union powers in 1927 – the replacement of ‘contracting in’ to the political levy by ‘contracting out’. During the deliberations over this legislation, Hogg was overruled in his desire to leave the political levy alone. Nonetheless, the Attorney-General wholeheartedly endorsed the outlawing of ‘general strikes’ and industrial action directed against the state and he assumed responsibility for the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill in the Commons. Hogg won many plaudits after his composed presentation in the fiery debate during the second reading in May 1927.

The Attorney-General’s prosecution of Communists, his role in restricting Trade Union powers and his oratorical assaults on Labour seemed far removed from Baldwin’s conciliatory style and calm statesmanship. But ‘New Conservatism’ was a doubled-edged sword. Anti-socialism and the defence of the constitution were accompanied by progressive reform and Disraelian calls for national unity. Hogg played an important role in this constructive facet of the Tory appeal. In 1927 one cabinet colleague welcomed Hogg’s ‘most valuable support… in opposing Diehards or in backing what you might call left-wing proposals’.[9]

These progressive instincts were clear in Hogg’s involvement in shaping the Electricity Supply Act of 1926. The challenge was securing an efficient supply of electricity throughout Britain without nationalising the industry. Hogg chaired the cabinet’s sub-committee, established in May 1925, charged with formulating a bill. It recommended the creation of a ‘Grid’ system that would be publicly owned, while other assets would remain in private hands. During the bill’s second reading in March 1926, Hogg, in Disraelian tones, told the Commons that the scheme was designed to ‘benefit the people whom we are here to serve’. It would also ‘make nationalisation more difficult by removing some of the very difficulties and criticisms which consumers... can level’.[10] This pragmatic measure, geared to enhance industrial competitiveness, reduce unemployment and raise living standards whilst blocking nationalisation, exemplified the reformist nature of ‘New Conservatism’. The Act was one of the most important industrial developments of the inter-war years.

The Attorney-General had now established himself as a leading Conservative figure. In 1927 Neville Chamberlain noted that Hogg had

become one of the most influential Members of the Cabinet by sheer force of character... People are beginning to talk of him as a possible leader... and so far as I am concerned...  he would make a great one.[11]

When Baldwin considered the succession the following month, he penned that ‘the best men are Neville and Hogg, and I think on the whole the second would be chosen… [H]e is first rate and stuffed with character.’[12] But when Hogg succeeded Lord Cave as Lord Chancellor in March 1928 and accepted the accompanying peerage and the title Baron (later Viscount) Hailsham, his chances of becoming Conservative leader in a democratic age had seemingly evaporated. His elevation was a permanent move, as no mechanism allowed peers to renounce their titles. But unlike many Lord Chancellors, he maintained a political role. This was central to his re-emergence as a potential Tory leader.

Amid mounting criticism of Baldwin’s performance in opposition after the Conservatives lost the 1929 General Election, Hailsham, in the absence of Lord Salisbury, successfully directed the party in the House of Lords and his leadership credentials were widely touted. In March 1931 Neville Chamberlain recognised that if Baldwin stepped down there was a ‘strongish possibility that the two Houses would unite in choosing Hailsham as leader’. Chamberlain and Hailsham even agreed that, if Baldwin retired, they would promote a Hailsham-Chamberlain partnership and refuse to serve under Winston Churchill.[13] For one Conservative, if Baldwin resigned ‘the only possible suggestion... is that Hailsham should lead the party and Neville be leader in the Commons’.[14] Lord Derby reached the same conclusion, noting that ‘surely all would accept Lord Hailsham as Prime Minister’.[15]  

Baldwin, however, mounted an unexpected recovery and survived this crisis.[16] Upon the formation of the National Government in August 1931, Hailsham found himself excluded from office and he was never again regarded as a potential Tory leader. Nonetheless, he continued to make important contributions to British politics. Following the General Election in October, Hailsham returned to the cabinet as War Secretary and Leader of the Lords. He was then the author of the famous ‘Agreement to Differ’ in early 1932. The suspension of cabinet collective responsibility allowed free-trade ministers to remain members of the coalition despite their opposition to taxing imports.
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As during the 1920s, Hailsham continued to make interventions beyond his ministerial portfolio and he quickly became a major player in Britain’s imperial policy. He assumed a leading role at the Imperial Economic Conference held at Ottawa during the summer of 1932 which introduced a modified form of imperial preference. Baldwin, the nominal head of Britain’s delegation, ensured that the bulk of the work would fall to Hailsham and Neville Chamberlain, two committed tariff reformers.[17]
The War Secretary chaired the conference’s main committee charged with the ‘Promotion of Trade within the Commonwealth’. While the conference was not a total success, the British delegation did sign workable bilateral agreements with the Dominions which helped boost imperial trade.

Hailsham also became involved in a drawn-out feud between Britain and Southern Ireland. When Éamon de Valera’s Fianna Fáil Party was elected to power in March 1932, pledged to abolish the Oath of Allegiance and withhold land annuity payments to Britain, Hailsham, a committed Unionist of Ulster descent, was at the forefront of British attempts to resist Irish infringements of existing agreements. His influence over Britain’s Irish policy was rooted in his membership of a cabinet sub-committee, charged with shaping policy towards the Free State. Hailsham quickly concluded that ‘No useful purpose would be served by... making fresh bargains with a government which has just shown in unmistakable fashion that it could not be relied upon to keep the most solemn engagements.’[18]

To compel de Valera’s government to reconsider its attitude towards past agreements, the National Government imposed a 20 per cent tariff on Irish goods entering Britain. When the Free State responded with similar measures, the ‘economic war’ began. In the second half of 1932, J.H. Thomas, the Dominions Secretary, sought to end the dispute through British concessions. Hailsham, however, helped stiffen the government’s resolve, warning Thomas that he would ‘not be a party to an agreement... to let off Ireland from all her liabilities’.[19] After negotiating with de Valera in Dublin and London in June 1932, Hailsham concluded that the Irishman was ‘so much obsessed with his own bigoted view of Anglo-Irish relations’ that no settlement was possible.[20] The National Government followed Hailsham’s lead until late 1935. But, in the meantime, de Valera’s administration undermined the position of the Governor General, abolished the Right of Appeal to the Privy Council and made British citizens aliens in the Irish Free State.

When Baldwin began his final premiership in June 1935, Hailsham returned to the Woolsack. Malcolm MacDonald, son of Ramsay, succeeded Thomas as Dominions Secretary in November. He was prepared to make major concessions to engineer an Anglo-Irish Settlement. Hailsham, however, stuck to his guns, maintaining that negotiations ‘could produce no good result’ as de Valera was pursuing his ‘obsession’ of an all-Ireland republic.[21] But two crucial developments undermined his protests. Firstly, Hailsham suffered a serious stroke. Although he returned to work in January 1937 and ‘struggled on manfully with his cabinet work’, he was ‘no longer the vigorous expounder of his views’.[22] Secondly, Chamberlain, who began to see the merits of conciliating Britain’s opponents, now dropped his support for Hailsham’s hard line.[23]

The preliminary discussions with the Free State went ahead and led to the eventual signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of April 1938. The National Government, now headed by Chamberlain, voluntarily removed trade barriers, withdrew financial claims and relinquished access to the three Treaty Ports. Hailsham was dissatisfied with the whole agreement but his spirited protests fell on deaf ears. Strikingly, he was the only minister to object to relinquishing the Treaty Ports, which had repercussions for the Royal Navy during the Second World War.[24]

Historians generally dismiss Hailsham’s views on imperial affairs as those of a reactionary ‘diehard’. But this interpretation does less than justice to his position. The same instincts that underpinned his opposition to Irish violations of past agreements were crucial in shaping his support of a progressive solution to Indian constitutional reform. In both instances Hailsham’s thinking was underpinned by a clear belief in the sanctity of existing agreements and pledges – whether or not he personally approved of them. He became an important – perhaps vital – link between the Conservative leadership and the party’s disgruntled right wing during the years that the Government of India Act of 1935 was shaped and enacted. He helped persuade many Conservative backbenchers to support what their instincts suggested was an unnecessary measure.

In October 1929, while the Conservatives were in Opposition, Lord Irwin, the Viceroy, declared that India’s constitution should progress towards Dominion Status. This was accepted by the leaders of Britain’s main parties as the ultimate aim of British rule in India. Nonetheless, Britain’s mission in the sub-continent remained an emotive topic for most Tories. Opinions ranged from Baldwin’s liberal Conservatism to that of right-wing ‘Diehards’, led by Winston Churchill, who opposed increases in Indian autonomy. While Hailsham shared the concerns of the Conservative right, he believed that reform was essential as past pledges, however problematic, must be acted upon. ‘[W]e have been committed to a particular objective’, he told one audience, ‘and whether it be right or wrong, when this country’s word is pledged, I am satisfied that no party in the State would wish to go back on its word’.[25]

To seek agreement over India’s constitutional development, Britain hosted the Round Table Conference [RTC] in London during 1930-32. Britain’s main political parties were represented and all shades of Indian opinion were invited. Samuel Hoare, the leading Conservative, appreciated the key role that Hailsham could play. He warned Baldwin, that without Hailsham’s presence at the conference, ‘you may have great trouble with some of the members of the extreme right of the party’.[26] Hailsham preferred not to get involved, but under pressure from his colleagues, he eventually agreed to become a RTC delegate in July. Following the National Government’s landslide election victory in November 1931, Hailsham served on the cabinet’s India sub-committee.

Although the RTC collapsed without agreement in late 1932, the government designed legislation to extend Indian autonomy in the provinces and create an all-India Federation with a central legislative body possessing limited sovereignty. While broadly consistent with past pledges, Hailsham was concerned that the bill went too far. But, unable to offer a better alternative, he accepted the government’s proposals and publicly backed them. When Tory opposition to the India bill threatened to tear the party apart, Hailsham, as Hoare had anticipated, used his established position on the Conservative right to promote party unity. As Leader of the Lords, Hailsham faced a number challenges to the government’s policy in the Upper Chamber but, under his careful supervision, the government always avoided defeat. Hailsham also defended the government’s policy at Conservative Party meetings. In one instance during June 1933, where defeat might have toppled Baldwin and the National Government, Hailsham skilfully wound up the debate and the dissidents were comfortably defeated. ‘You were quite excellent’, a grateful Baldwin wrote, ‘No one could have done what was needed at that moment better.’[27] Hailsham had delivered an important victory for the government.

After a Joint Select Committee, the Conservative Party and both Houses of Parliament had approved the government’s plans, Hoare, the India Secretary, introduced the Government of India Bill in early 1935.
Though it was endorsed by both Houses of Parliament by wide margins, the Act was largely still-born as India’s Princely states, by refusing to participate, vetoed the creation of the federation. Nevertheless, the bill’s passage was a noteworthy achievement for Hailsham and the Conservative leadership. Convinced that past pledges must be fulfilled in order to maintain imperial unity, Hailsham was an important link between the leaders of the National Government and the Tory right. Without him, Conservative unity would have been more seriously fractured.
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Challenges to Britain’s position in the 1930s were not confined to imperial matters and Hailsham played an important role in shaping Britain’s foreign policy in the era of the European dictators. He has strong claims to being the first cabinet minister to identify the German threat, warning his colleagues about the dormant menace even before Hitler had assumed power. For Hailsham, the turning point came in July 1932 when Germany withdrew its delegation from the Geneva Disarmament Conference. In September, when the cabinet considered granting Germany ‘equality of rights’ in armaments to facilitate its return to the conference, Hailsham uttered his first ‘grave warning’. Sanctioning German rearmament, he predicted, would allow Germany to realise ‘her undisguised intention of rectifying her eastern frontier’.[28] He made similar remarks the following month, adding that a rearmed Germany might also pursue territorial ambitions in Western Europe.[29] This was no passing fixation. In April 1934 he told a cabinet sub-committee that German rearmament could only be stopped by ‘a preventive war which France was not prepared to undertake’.[30] A year later he observed that ‘It really looks as if Germany were still pining for that world domination which brought about the last war’.[31]

Yet, despite his farsighted warnings, Hailsham consistently supported the National Government’s foreign policy. After heading the War Office during the initial stages of what he regarded as inadequate rearmament, Hailsham believed that Britain would be unable effectively to combat a potential three-pronged challenge from Germany, Italy and Japan. Reluctant support for appeasement was the inevitable consequence. He offered no alternative to the government’s responses to the Italo-Abyssinian War, Germany’s remilitarisation of the Rhineland, the Sino-Japanese War or the Austro-German Anschluss. He supported Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain not Anthony Eden, the Foreign Secretary, when the latter resigned in February 1938 over the prospect of opening negotiations with Mussolini’s Italy. Yet, although Hailsham appeared to be an out-and-out ‘appeaser’, there was a point beyond which he would not go.

On his second visit to Germany in September 1938, Chamberlain met Hitler at Godesberg. The two leaders planned to finalise Czechoslovakia’s cession to the Reich of the German-speaking Sudetenland.
Hailsham, now Lord President, had agreed with the rest of the cabinet in accepting secession after Chamberlain’s first meeting with the Fuhrer. Hitler, however, suddenly increased his demands, insisting that German forces must occupy the Czech state’s German districts immediately. The Fuhrer threatened to invade Czechoslovakia if his terms were rejected. This would trigger the Franco-Czech alliance and almost certainly drag Britain into war. Chamberlain, desperate to avoid such a course, judged that the issue was essentially one of timing. He believed that Britain should accept Hitler’s terms and advise the French and Czechs to do the same.

Lord Halifax, Eden’s successor as Foreign Secretary, is generally credited with the cabinet’s refusal to endorse the Prime Minister’s line. He suddenly dropped his support for Chamberlain’s approach. But the cabinet’s successful revolt on 25 September involved the input of other ministers – most notably Hailsham, Chamberlain’s longest-serving cabinet colleague. Whilst Chamberlain believed that Hitler’s ambitions were limited to ‘racial unity and not the domination of Europe’, Hailsham undermined the Prime Minister’s view by listing a catalogue of broken promises, telling the cabinet that ‘we could not trust Herr Hitler’s declarations’. ‘The right thing to do’, the Lord President recommended,

was to put the facts to the Czechoslovak Government, and if that Government rejected the German demands and France came to Czechoslovakia’s assistance, we should come to the help of France. No pressure… should be put upon Czechoslovakia to accept.[32]

After Hailsham’s lengthy intervention, other ministers voiced their misgivings. The cabinet did not accept Hitler’s demands, and with the Czechs poised to fight, war with Germany seemed inevitable.

In the event, Chamberlain accepted a last-minute invitation to meet Hitler again at the end of September. The Munich settlement delayed the German occupation of the Sudetenland by ten days and ensured that plebiscites in disputed areas would be supervised by an international commission, not Germany. For Hailsham, this was not ‘Peace in our Time’. He justified the Munich Agreement in very different terms from Chamberlain. ‘My defence of the government policy’, he informed his younger son,

would be not faith in Hitler so much as distrust in our allies and of our preparedness to meet his attack, coupled with the consciousness that nothing we could have done would have availed Czechoslovakia...[33]   

Hailsham, of course, had been sceptical of German pledges since 1932 and there were always limits to his acquiescence in the appeasement of Germany. But, perhaps most importantly, his career shows that even someone who foresaw the near inevitability of the Second World War could not find a better policy. Only at this one moment did he demur from Chamberlain’s line.

The following month, Hailsham’s elder son was elected as Conservative MP in the Oxford City by-election. Once the contest was over, Hailsham revealed that he had resigned from the cabinet to provide a vacancy in order to help Chamberlain reinvigorate his government. Hailsham’s retirement was almost total, although he contemplated fronting a national campaign to ‘stump up the country here against any surrender of Tanganyika [formerly Germany East Africa] to Germany’. Convinced of Germany’s bad faith, Hailsham calculated that negotiations could only lead to futile surrender. In the event, news of Kristallnacht reinforced the government’s resolve and Hailsham dropped plans.[34

During the Second World War, Hailsham became a founding member of Lord Salisbury’s Watching Committee, established in April 1940. It monitored the government’s wartime performance and argued for the setting up of a government that embraced leaders from across the political spectrum. Hailsham survived the bombing of the Carlton Club in October 1940 unscathed, but he did not enjoy good health. He managed to fill the role of Honorary Colonel in the Inns of Court regiment until 1948 and he remained the chairman of the British Empire Cancer Campaign and acting President of the Polytechnic until his death at his Sussex home on 10 August 1950.

Quintin Hogg was inundated with letters of sympathy. Clement Attlee, a former political opponent, had ‘always appreciated the keenness of [Hailsham’s] intellect and his straightforward way of putting his case.’[35] For one correspondent Hailsham was ‘an example to his generation’.[36] Douglas Hailsham has been largely overlooked in the narrative of twentieth-century British history, but his sustained contributions to British domestic, imperial and foreign policy merit consideration. 






[1] See G. Lewis, Lord Hailsham (London, 1997) and Quintin Hailsham’s own writings, The Door Wherein I Went (London, 1974) and  A Sparrow’s Flight (London, 1990).
[2] Sunday Times, 20 Aug. 1950.
[3] Daily Express, 17 Aug. 1950.
[4] Daily Mirror, 15 Dec. 1922.
[5] Daily Telegraph, 29 March 1928.
[6] Parliamentary Archive, Bonar Law Papers, BL 111/12/60, Bonar Law to Curzon, 24 Jan. 1923.
[7] Daily Mirror, 1 March 1927.
[8] The Times, 12 Aug. 1925
[9] British Library, Indian Office, Irwin Papers, Eur.C.152/17, Chamberlain to Irwin, 25-27 Aug. 1927.
[10] House of Commons Debates, vol.193, col.1947.
[11] Chamberlain to Irwin, 25-27 Aug. 1927.
[12] Eur.C.152/17, Baldwin to Irwin, 15 Sept. 1927.
[13] Chamberlain to Hilda Chamberlain, 1 March 1931, cited in R. Self (ed), Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters vol.3 (Aldershot, 2002), p.244.
[14] J. Ramsden (ed.), Real Old Tory Politics: the political diaries of Sir Robert Sanders, Lord Bayford, 1910-1935 (London, 1984), p.245. Emphasis added.
[15] Birmingham University Library, Neville Chamberlain papers, NC 8/10/21: Derby to Chamberlain, 25 Feb. 1931.
[16] See S. Ball, Baldwin and the Conservative Party: the Crisis of 1929-1931 (Yale, 1988).
[17] T. Jones, A Diary with Letters (London, 1954), pp.49-50.
[18] The National Archives [TNA], CAB 27/523, Irish Situation Committee [ISC], 9 May 1932.
[19] TNA, Dominions Office papers, DO 35 397/13, Hailsham to Thomas, 10 Oct. 1932.
[20] Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge [CAC], Douglas Hailsham Papers, HAIL 1/1/1, Hailsham to Granard, 5 March 1934.
[21] CAB 27/523, ISC, 12 May; 17 June 1936.
[22] Viscount Simon, ‘Hogg, Douglas McGarel, first Viscount Hailsham (1872-1950)’, Dictionary of National Biography (London, 1959).
[23] M. MacDonald, Titans and Others (London, 1972), pp.60-1.
[24] TNA, Cabinet Papers, CAB 23/84, 2 March 1938.
[25] Manchester Guardian, 15 May 1930.
[26] Cambridge University Library, Baldwin Papers, vol.104, Hoare to Baldwin, 20 Aug. 1930.
[27] HAIL 2/3/3, Baldwin to Hailsham, 28 June 1933.
[28] CAB 23/72, 30 Sept. 1932.
[29] Ibid., 31 Oct. 1932.
[30] TNA, CAB 27/506, Ministerial Disarmament Committee, 9 April 1934.
[31] HAIL 1/3/7, Hailsham to General Lytle Brown, 7 May 1935.
[32] CAB 23/95, 25 Sept. 1938.
[33] HAIL 1/4/27, Hailsham to Neil Hogg, 6 Oct. 1938.
[34] HAIL 1/4/26, Hailsham to Neil Hogg, 24 Nov. 1938.
[35] CAC, Quintin Hailsham Papers, HLSM 8/2/3/3, Attlee to 2nd Viscount Hailsham, 17 Aug. 1950.
[36] HLSM 8/2/3/1, Howard Simmons to 2nd Viscount Hailsham, 18 Aug. 1950.

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    Fece comprare il Bitcoins a 700 dollari, dicendo che in un baleno sarebbe andato a 70.000, ed ora vale 200 dollari circa.
    ( http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2014/03/bitcoin-con-giacomo-zucco-stiamo-ridendo.html)
    Fece comprare Ftse Mib ragliando che sarebbe andanto subito a 40.000, ma lo stesso perse il 30% in un baleno.
    ( http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2015/07/la-borsa-italiana-e-sui-massimi.html )
    Fece comprare il Gas Naturale a 12 $ nel 2008 e lo stesso precipito' un anno dopo "appena appena" a 3$ ( perdita secca del 80%.. da infarto... fate voi, pls)
    http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/natural-gas.aspx?timeframe=10y
    Fece vendere il Dow Jones, ragliando che sarebbe crollato a 15.000 ed in un mese lo stesso volo' su a a 18.000.
    ( http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2014/10/dow-jones-atteso-in-area-15000.html)
    Fece vendere o non sottoscrivere i Btp e da quel momento son divenuti oro misto a platino.
    http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2011/novembre/28/Barrai_dico_dieci_motivi_per_co_8_111128030.shtml
    Fece comprare a Mafia, Camorra e Ndrangheta ( suoi veri e soli clienti.. che se ne fregano delle performances, volendo solo lavara capitali assassini) case in Brasile, nel Marzo 2011, e da allora il Real Brasiliano ha perso "solo" il 60% per cento.
    http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=BRL&to=EUR
    http://www.forexinfo.it/Real-brasiliano-rischia-il-tracollo-tra-crisi-economica-e-politica
    Fece comprare l'oro a 1800 dollari, nell'Estate 2011, ed a seguire, lo stesso, e' "solo" precipitato fino a 1160 dollari.
    Fece comprare il petrolio a 105 dollari e passa, nella primavera 2014, e lo stesso, e' caduto in un baratro: giu fino a 43 dollari attuali!
    Raglio' di "de dollarizzazione", a fine 2011, mentre l'euro valeva 1,40 contro un dollaro, e lo stesso dollaro ha poi guadagnato un 30% e passa contro l'euro.
    Ma vi rendete conto di quanto vi sputtanerete in tutto il mondo e per sempre, ad accostarvi a... parole sue.. sto "bevitore di primo sperma di bambini dodicenni", quale il gia' tante volte in galera, verminoso pedofilomosessuale Paolo Barrai di criminalissima Wmo sa Panama e criminalissima Bsi Italia srl di via Socrate 26 a Milano? Scritto per mero vostro bene. Questo e' solo un antipastino su chi e' davvero sto mega truffatore e mega avanzo di galera di Paolo Barrai. Fra poco mi stra scatenero' giorno e notte. A fra non molto. giannipanni@gmx.com

     

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