Ffynh 8Kii

The meeting of the Federation was a packed one. Associations supposed to be favourable to us were refused representation & men not elected at all received tickets. There were two points of dispute between us. By some oversight they allowed me to speak on one & we carried it – as it turned out not because the majority of the meeting was with us but because they went to the vote immediately after my speech & I can assure you the impression made could be felt. I simply danced upon them. So they refused to allow me to speak on the second point. The majority present were Englishmen from the Newport districts. The next step is that we mean to summon a Conference of South Wales & to fight it out. I am in bellicose form & don’t know when I can get home.

(Lloyd George to Mrs Lloyd George, 16 January 1896, from Newport, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )