So therefore it was for their own political advantage of the Liberal government to offer social reform, even if they did not fully believe in the principle of government intervention in people’s everyday lives. Although there can be an argument that gaining political advantage is what any party wants to do, because they need to get more power to make a difference in the way they think is best. However the rise of the Labour party was a massive factor for the drive of reform within the Liberal party. Another reason for Liberal reforms between 1906-14 was the investigations and findings of Booth and Rowntree. Booth carried out extensive research in London and found out that 35% of the population lived in extreme poverty, this was much higher than even the socialist.
The party also favours spending to modernise Britain's infrastructure and to support business in creating new jobs. Labour's platform also favours what it describes as "fair tax increases." Taxes cited by the manifesto include a tax on bankers' bonuses and a new tax on earnings that exceed 150,000 pounds a year. The Conservative Party, in contrast, favours broader cuts in government spending, including a freeze on
How liberal were the Liberal Tories? The term 'liberal' suggests someone being free from bigotry and prejudice. They favour proposals for reform and are open to new ideas for progress. The phrase 'Liberal Tories' has been used by historians like Norman Gash to describe Liverpool's administration between 1822 and 1827. However, were the Tories really liberal?
The four main politicains in this time were; William Gladstone, Benjamin Disraeli, David Lloyd George and Herbert Henry Asquith who all contributed to the parliamentary reform. The changing social and economic landscape during the 19th century brought about a new working class identity and in urban and rural areas and it would be stupid of politicians not to recognise the increasing political awareness demonstrated by the working classes. In 1832 both the Liberals and Conservatives had been cautious about extending the vote and as such the franchise was only extended to the Middle class. However, the emergence of political figures like William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli gave hope to an increasingly vociferous working class movement. Prior to the 2nd Reform Act being passed in 1867 which allowed skilled working class in towns to be included in the franchise with property qualifications, both men had persuaded their parties to widen the electorate and improve British
The liberal Tories introduced reforms because in the 1820’s the country’s state was better and prosperity returned. The economic conditions improved, also trade increased, unemployment was falling, and bread was cheaper. Since of this better form of the country, there was less discontent and social unrest. Besides the Government was less threatened by protests and radical politics, because, by now the harsh policies were relaxed, as well as people. Also new progressive members were put in place who were Liberal Tories, including Peel, Canning, Robinson, and Huskisson.
Confederation had succeeded in creating a new nation, but there was existed some problem within colonies British and American. How would Union solve the problem in 1860’s? The economic and trade problem was main one, American ended free trade agreement and began imposing tariffs on imports of Canadian natural -resource products. So many Canadian thought that as a move weaken to Canadian economy and force annexation of United States. So the Confederation decided to protect Canada economy from U.S.
What followed throughout the 1820â€™s was a series liberal minded reforms led by Robinson , Huskinson and Peel , which did seem to change the nature of government .These men have generally been accredited with setting Britain on the road to free trade and Peel as home secretary successfully rationalised the legal system and legalised trade unions .However more recent Historians such as Eric Evans ,Cookson and Gash have persuasively argued that the â€˜Liberal Toryâ€™ phase of the Lord Liverpool administration was a natural response to the improved economic circumstance brought about by a more prosperous and confident Britain .Reforms introduced during this period were not new ideas instigated by a more liberal minded party , but those which many Tories had supported since the Pitt administration of the 1780â€™s .An economic revival simply meant that these ideas could be followed through without the threat of instability .As Historian Gash states, â€˜The 1820â€™s economic recovery gave scope for a policy less driven by fear of revolution â€™.In fact many progressive ministers had already served in the administration before 1822 , Robinson had been in government since 1809 and had these fixed views and beliefs prior to the cabinet reshuffle , as did many of his so called reactionary peers .As Eric Evans
Recovery was about putting temporary programs to start the flow of consumer demands back up. Lastly, Reform was about placing permanent programs that would keep the country from falling into a depression again and protect people against economic disaster. The plan was to create different agencies that would give people jobs and have people put money back into the economy. The New Deal would create programs such as the Public Works Administration (PWA) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) which would handle Relief, Recovery, and Reform properly and get the economy back up.
However, David Cameronâs alterations are aiming to move the Tories away from their typical right wing stance and into the centre of politics. This has led to Cameron promoting moderation in terms of modern Liberalism and Conservatism in order to adapt to the constant changing society, where a parties policies need to modernise to allow them to stay in power. The only way of measuring the success of this is to look at state of the Conservatives partyâs policies, regarding major issues (eg. Economy etc), from previous years in comparison to now. The Conservatives have not abandoned Thatcherism, with regard to the economy.
One of the ways through which President George W. Bush tried to improve the economy was by signing the Andean Trade Preference Act that helped to improve the relationship between entrants into the global market (Lind &Tamas, 2007). The President used a cross partisan method to reach out to moderate Democrats and have them support his policies. Using the cross partisan method he brought about legislative packages that saw bills on tax cuts sail through the Congress successful. Other legislative packages that passed were on Medicare and nuclear energy (Graham,