UK government cabinet could meet in Highland capital in 2021 to mark centenary of historic high

Boris Johnson could bring his cabinet to Inverness next year.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson could bring his cabinet to Inverness next year to mark the centenary of an historic summit in the Highland capital.

An emergency meeting of British Cabinet ministers was called at Inverness Town House on September 7, 1921 as Anglo-Irish relations reached a critical point.

The then Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, was on vacation in Gairloch when he learned that Ireland had rejected the King and the Empire.

Sinn Fein leader Eamon de Valera had announced an “irrevocable rejection” of the British government’s peace offer, implying that only full independence for Ireland would satisfy Sinn Fein’s demands.

Rather than return to London, when his deputy was in Beaufort and King George V was on a grouse hunting holiday in Moy, the Prime Minister decided to call a meeting in Inverness – the first time it had been held. outside Downing Street or Checkers. .

In attendance were Winston Churchill, Stanley Baldwin and their ministerial colleagues

The current Prime Minister has said he will consider bringing his cabinet to Inverness next year to mark the 100th anniversary.

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