Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have in the way of energy and zeal for the welfare of the masses I will readily give to my little country.’ The unmistakable electioneering voice of David Lloyd George, who, 100 years ago this December, became the first solicitor to become prime minister of the UK. And one of the most important British political leaders of the 20th century.
Obiter is delighted that the centenary is not going unmarked. The David Lloyd George Appeal is raising funds to support an exhibition and activities at the Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth in north Wales, as well as events with national and international organisations. Fittingly, the appeal is chaired by a solicitor, Philip George, great nephew of Lloyd George and partner at the
Porthmadog firm he founded, now Gamlins Solicitors.
For more information, see www.lloydgeorge.net.