244 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram 327 LONDON, 15 May 1940
FOR THE PRIME MINISTER PERSONAL FOR HIMSELF
Although the appointment of Caldecote  in my view distinctly unhappy he will be as effective as Eden. He does not possess the personality or drive necessary to put over Dominion views with the War Cabinet and has not a receptive or constructive mind. The appointment of a discarded Lord Chancellor is not complimentary to the Dominions.
Malcolm MacDonald  would have been much preferable.
For your very personal information, I would have welcomed the appointment of Lloyd George  as with his personality and force it would have been possible to get something done.