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Surname of the Conservative statesman Arthur James Balfour (1848–1930).

Balfour Declaration a declaration in favour of a Jewish national home in Palestine, issued in 1917 by Balfour as Foreign Secretary.

Mr Balfour's poodle the House of Lords; from the title of a book (1954) by Roy Jenkins, and ultimately in allusion to a speech by Lloyd George of 1907, in which he described the House of Lords as the ‘poodle’ of Balfour as Prime Minister.


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