The Liberal Reforms

Liberal Party led by liberals Henry Campbell Panerman gathered around the traditional platform of free trade and land reform and led to the biggest win in the history of the party. The prime minister was overwhelmed by his front seat, especially Herbert Asquith in the DPP, Edward Gray at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Richard Byrdon Haldine at the War Department and David Lloyd George at the Trade Council. Campbell Bannerman retired in 1908 and was succeeded by Esquith. The government intensified extremism, especially in the 1909 “People’s Budget” which proposed to fund expanded welfare programs with new taxes on land and income. It was banned by the House of Lords, but finally became law in April 1910.

Nearly half of the liberal elected members of Parliament in 1906 supported “neo-liberalism” which called on the government to take action to improve people’s lives.

Liberalists in 1906-1910 approved important legislation aimed at reforming politics and society, such as organizing hours of work, national insurance and the beginnings of a welfare state and restricting the power of the House of Lords. Giving women the right to vote is not on the liberal agenda. There are many important reforms that help the work represented by the Trade Councils Act of 1909, which established the minimum wage in some deals with the history of rates of “sweating” or “forced labor”, particularly low wages, because of surplus workers available, workers, or lack To skills. Initially applied to four manufacturing chain, garment and sewing paper box, the fact of lace machine and finishing trade. Later expanded to coal mining and other industries then a large number of unskilled workers of the Trade Act of 1918. Together under the leadership of David Lloyd’s work, George Liberals extended the minimum wage to agricultural workers.

The conservatives tried to seat the House of Lords to kill the people’s budget. Liberals passed the 1911 Act of Parliament to significantly reduce the power of the House of Lords to prevent legislation. However, the cost was high, as the government demanded the government to hold two general elections in 1910 to validate its position and ended up wasting much of the vast majority, with the balance of power of the members of the Labor Party and the Irish Parliamentary Party.