DLG COALITION

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  • DLG Coaltion 1918-1922
    • Economy :BOOM AND BUST
      • Wartime economy boom. High consumer demand, industry expanded.
      • production exceeded consumption.
      • Industrial production down (10 year rule) exports down. Prices fell by half
      • The intractable 10% 1921-1940
      • 11.8% deaths WW1
      • Income tax up 6 shillings
      • development in machinery and tools - 52000 aircraft produced 1919
    • Domestic Policy and reconstruction
      • Ministry of Pensions 1916
      • Ministry of Reconstruction 1917
      • Representation of the People Act
      • Education Act 1918
    • Economic Policy and Industry
      • unemployment 1921 over 2m
      • Unemployment Insurance Act 1920
      • Housing Acts 1923/4
      • Geddes Axe: had to save £145m
    • Ireland
      • ASQUITH: things are being done in Ireland which would disgrace the blackest annals of the lowest depotism in Europe
      • Anglo-Irish War. Violence tarnished DLGs reputation
      • 1921 Anglo Irish Treaty signed
    • Blame DLG for Liberal downfall?
      • YES: Failure control Carlton Club 1922
        • Attacked housing act, failed Liberal disciple
          • Geddes Axe cut public spending/armed forces and reconstruction
            • Honours - knighthoods - £12000
      • NO: Moderate force ToVersailles. Ireland. Dedicated to welfare and reconstruction
    • Why did Libs fail?
      • pro interventionist policies
      • poor local organisation
      • growth of labour and strength conservatives
      • manifesto too theoretical and technical

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