Lloyd George on the first Labour government

Writing to his daughter Megan, Lloyd George discussed the first few weeks of Labour in power for the first time. ‘What changes are taking place. A socialist govt. actually in power. But don’t get uneasy about your investments or your antiques. Nothing will be removed or abstracted. They have come in like a lamb. Will they go out like a lion? Who knows? For the present their tameness is shocking to me. They are all engaged in looking as respectable as lather & blather will make them. They are out to sooth ruffled nerves. When you return you will find England quite unchanged. Ramsay is just a fussy Baldwin & no more. The Liberals were bound to turn Baldwin out & the King was bound to call Ramsay in & we are bound to give him a chance. That is the situation.’