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PUBLIC OPINION

cliffe was never underestimated by the highest authority. Lord Esher, that paragon among intermediaries between the King and public men, saw the importance of winning his support, especially for the Territorial campaign, and did not hesitate to cultivate his acquaintance and that of Kennedy Jones, his editor of the Daily Mail, to that end, despite a certain contempt for Northcliffe's education, mental qualities, and political capacity.(1) Again, when the probable resignation of Balfour from the Conservative leadership raised the question of his successor, Lord Beaverbrook tells us of a meeting he arranged between Northcliffe and Bonar Law to secure the former's support for the latter, "or at least his benevolent neutrality."(2) On Lord Beaverbrook's evidence, "one of Mr. Lloyd George's chosen friends" was Lord Riddell, owner of the News of the World.(3) Apparently the same statesman sought and obtained the support of Lord Beaverbrook and his papers for the election of 1918 and the one which he considered in 1921.(4) Similarly Mr. Bonar Law, although he never asked for the newspaper-owner's support, maintained the most friendly relations with him and was always sure that it would be unswerving. On the other hand, the proprietor has sometimes overreached himself when dealing with a man well established in power, who can the more readily afford to disregard him. Lord Northcliffe never obtained from Mr. Lloyd George the position of Lord President of the Council which, according to Lord Beaverbrook, he demanded,(5) although the price which the Prime Minister had to pay was that the former's electoral support in 1918

1 Esher, Memoirs, vol. ii, pp. 327, 371, 378.
2 Beaverbrook, Politicians and the Press, p. 105.
3 Ibid., p. 22.
4 Ibid., pp. 14 and 43.
5 Ibid., pp. 15-16. Lord Beaverbrook thought Mr. Lloyd George's refusal "showed great strength of character" and "admired his courage."

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