Liberal Landslide Victory - Henry Cambell-Bannerman PM - SUPPORTS votes for women but ministers are divided.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS INTRODUCED.
NUWSS = MUD MARCH - 3000 women participate.
SCHOOL MEDICAL INSPECTIONS INTRODUCED - can recommend any treatments the child needs.
HERBERT ASQUITH BECOMES PM = AGAINST votes for women but tells women to prove there is popular support for the idea.
CHILDRENS ACT AND PENSIONS INTRODUCED.
NUWSS + WSPU organise a demonstration in London - Asquith does nothing. WSPU start smashing windows in frustration.
SPLIT between WSPU and NUWSS begins.
Lots of WSPU members are sent to prison. Demand to be treated as political prisoners and start hunger strike - FORCE FEEDING BEGINS.
LABOUR EXCHANGE ACT INTRODUCED.
WSPU call off violence when Asquith agrees to work with the WSPU and NUWSS to make a conciliation bill giving women the vote. Does well in House of Commons but then Asquith begins to stall. Result = BLACK FRIDAY
WSPU stop violence again in the hope the bill will be passed. Government announce they are dropping the bill and introducing a new bill giving more votes to men. VIOLENCE RE-STARTS.
NATIONAL INSURANCE ACT PART 1 INTRODUCED. Insures against sickness.
MASSIVE WINDOW SMASHING CAMPAIGN - MASS HUNGER STRIKES - MASS FORCE FEEDING.
NATIONAL INSURANCE ACT PART 2 - unemployment.
CAT AND MOUSE ACT INTRODUCED.
EMILY DAVISON SUICIDE.
NUWSS - womans pilgrimage.
4th August = Britain goes to war. People think it will be over by christmas.
NUWSS + WSPU contribute to war work.
DEFENCE OF THE REALM ACT - DORA
SHELLING FROM THE SEA - Scarsborough, Whitby, Hartlepool - 100 + deaths
ZEPPELINE RAIDS - Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn - 500+ deaths
Rent Restrictions Act
Casulty list published in paper for the first time
Fall in recruitment due to casulties.
DLG criticises BUSINESS AS USUAL
MUNITIONS CRISIS = MINISTRY OF MUNITIONS 20,000 factories controlled by the state.
BATTLE OF SOMME = increase in munitions
FOOD SHORTAGES = MINISTRY OF SHIPPING
Official war photographers/artists appointed
GOTHA BOMBERS - Folkestone and London. 800+ deaths
National Baby week
German U-boat attacks - CONVOY SYSTEM INTRODUCED
WHEAT SHORTAGE - 9 weeks grain and 4 weeks sugar
DLG = "eat less bread" royal family set example
Pasture land turned to ariable land. Imports no longer viable
Womans land army = women working on farms growing food.
RATIONING - sugar, butter, meat, jam
Public opion @ end of war = Germany needs to be punished.
WOMEN GET THE VOTE - FEBUARY
NOVEMBER = ARMISTICE SIGNED