Educated at St Paul's and both at Downing College, Cambridge, and Christ Church, Oxford, E.
Lord Salisbury and Waddington at the instance of Bismarck, that, when convenient, France should occupy Tunisia, an agreement afterwn.rds confirmed (with a reserve as to the eventual attitude of Italy) in despatches exchanged in July and August 1878 between the Quai dOrsay and Downing Street.
So far the British government had resisted the considerable pressure brought to bear in Downing Street in favour of annexation.
Grey quarrelled with his masters in Downing Street, and his career in the imperial service came to an end in 1868.
Lord Palmerston now returned to Downing Street, and while he lived Disraeli and his colleagues had to satisfy themselves with what was meant for useful criticism, though with small hope that it was so for their own service.
The dispute was by consent referred to the secretary for the colonies, and the decision from Downing Street was in Ballance's favour.