Asquith wrote to Venetia on 26th July 1914
Asquith informs Venetia about developments with Home Rule and then his worries about the build up of tensions in Europe…..
After this he writes ..
"What a screed about politics! Poor darling - but you are very patient, and, what is even more to the point, really interested - aren't you? "
In my view this shows that he knows Venetia is not really that interested in politics (even though he sends her state secrets in the normal post) ….He is trying to delude himself that she is .. I still find his delusions quite amazing.