Committee Name: The Cabinet of the United Kingdom
Organ: United Kingdom National Security Apparatus (UKNSA), 1918
Undersecretary-General: Georgina Kenchington
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Charlotte Phillips
Chair and Crisis Manager: Patricia Lin and Max Cohen-Casado
The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.
A Letter from the Chair
Dear Cabinet Member,
In December of 1918, the UK parliamentary election results revealed that the Irish Republican party won a landslide of votes in Ireland. By January of 1919, the party formed a breakaway government and declared independence from Great Britain. The time has arrived our Cabinet to assemble and address this pressing issue. As a member of the cabinet of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for the executive decisions to be taken against this declaration of independence, and you are the advisory body to me, the Prime Minister. As such, it is imperative for this body to think laterally across several fronts; we will not only be staunching an independence movement, but also considering the political, economic, and social ramifications of our actions. You must act both within and outside of your own positions–while it is important to protect the portfolio of your own ministry, this committee will not work successfully unless you can work together to arrive at executive decisions.
More importantly, you must also take into account the actions of other agencies and bodies. I expect you to work closely with your contacts in the British Intelligence Service, British House of Commons, and Royal Irish Consultory. As the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, we have vested interest in the actions of other committees, especially if they will be working to subvert our authority and helping the Irish independence movement.
The future of our empire rests in your hands. These next few years will be trying, but I have utmost faith in your abilities to solve this crisis and unify the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Chair, Cabinet of the U.K.