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downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935

Wilson, Trevor

downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Liberal Party (Great Britain),
    • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 398-400.

      Statement[by] Trevor Wilson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA576 .W55 1966a
      The Physical Object
      Pagination415 p.
      Number of Pages415
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5995830M
      LC Control Number66027932

      With the Conservatives remaining recalcitrant in spring of Asquith began contemplating such an option. His aristocratic and landowning background told against him however in a strongly non-conformist constituency, which at that time included the industrial town of Llanelli. MacDonald relates here, the local daily paper commented: 'There are Liberals who want Mr. Was the Liberal Party the agent of its own predicament or was it merely a victim of circumstance? Added to this were financial problems within the Party, the rise of the Labour Party, and the growing chasm between Liberal Party leaders. All his children, except Anthony, married and left issue.

      In he was offered and turned down the opportunity to lead the Liberal Party, then deeply divided and unpopular, preferring to use the opportunity to earn money as a barrister. His book is of outstanding interest to all concerned in the history of British politics in the twentieth century. The dominant historical verdict is that there were two Asquiths: the urbane and conciliatory Asquith who was a successful peacetime leader and the hesitant and increasingly exhausted Asquith who practised the politics of muddle and delay during the World War. By'The old Liberalism was in retreat: the new Liberalism was already being pre-empted by the Labour Party as it assumed leadership of the British left. Asquith was not opposed by a Coalition candidate, but the local Conservative Association eventually put up a candidate against him, who despite being refused the "Coupon" - the official endorsement given by Lloyd George and Bonar Law to Coalition candidates - defeated Asquith.

      He's particularly dismissive, unfortunately so, of the Tories and of conservatism, the party and the philosophy that might have prevented what was to come. Or was it society that moved on? What could be the matter? Or was it society that moved on?


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Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935 book

The story Mr. But the starting- point of the break-up still seems to me to have been loss of confidence in Asquith's capacities as a war leader. Asquith and no other. At the general election he contested the University of Wales seat for the Conservatives.

It reads, 'Citizen Asq--th: "Down with privilege of birth up with democratic rule! King Edward VII agreed to do so, after another general election, but died on 6 May so heated had passions become that Asquith was accused of having "Killed the King" through stress.

The manner in which the coupon was issued to the lucky Liberals was, to say the least, erratic. He faced a four-cornered contest at the general election. Thus, on one hand, causes internal to the party — its own evolution, the changes it introduced, and, on the other, external factors over which it had little control — social evolution, other political parties, the war — must be considered.

Asquith led the nation to war in alliance with France. Or was it society that moved on? Later life Picture - Portrait of Asquith by Sir James Guthrie, circa Asquith, along with most leading Liberals, refused to serve in the new government.

As a result Mansel lost his seat to the new Tory candidate, George Pilcher, with Labour in third place. He contested the Kirkcaldy District of Burghs constituency. Balfour was given the Admiralty, replacing Churchill. The report, which came also to be known as the Green Book, set out radical proposals to improve the position of the rural poor.

James Gardiner (British politician)

We 1914-1935 book see the problems already as Mr. The urban districts where former working-class support for the Liberal party was strong were going over to the Labour party as the latter gained in political acumen and support see Catriona MacDonald's contribution on the Paisley constituency in this issue.

As the third party it became afterwas the Liberal Party able to draw on its refusal or inability to define itself along the traditional two-dimensional political setup, left or right, to stand above the fray and posit a non-partisan third way?

Others gravitated to Conservatism or independence. Dangerfield renders the history of the inevitable collapse. Courtenay reverted to this name after he relinquished the title [2] and married Mary Philippa Agnes Germaine Littlewood under this name in Say, is there Beauty yet to find?

See R. He believed in freedom, free trade, progress, and the Seventh Commandment. In a much tighter contest, Murray narrowly held on to his seat by the margin of votes.

Four years later they suffered irreparable losses at the polls, and by this historic Party ceased to exist in any effective sense. As Prime Minister, he led his Liberal party to a series of domestic reforms, including social insurance and the reduction of the power of the House of Lords.By the Liberal Party had been governing Britain ever since its stunning general election victory of Four years later the Party was out of office, and so enfeebled it would never again form a government.

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By the Liberal Party had been governing Britain ever since its stunning general election victory of Four year Brand: Faber & Faber. The downfall of the Liberal party, --by Wilson, Trevor, Publication date Topics Liberal Party (Great Britain), Great Britain -- Politics and government -- Publisher Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press Collection Borrow this book to Pages: Jul 11,  · 3 Wilson, Trevor, The Downfall of the Liberal Party – (London, – and more fully in book form, The People's Budget, – Lloyd George and Liberal Politics (New York, ).

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