Liberal Landslide 1906

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  • Liberal Landslide 1906
    • Libs - 377, Cons - 157, Lab - 53, Irish - 84. Highly charged nature
    • Trade Unions
      • Concerned, Cons failed to pass legislation protecting striking rights
      • Libs pledge, pact not to oppose some labour seats 1903. 29 LibLab MPs, dedication to working class
    • Dividing opposition
      • Tariff reform Cons divided, Libs united behind FT(popular)
    • Non Conformists
      • 1902 Education Act & 1904 Licensing Act, spread anti-Con opinions
        • 1902 Act, annoyed tax money could support schools they were against
        • 1904 Act, less public houses. Too generous, should control own alcohol urges
    • Chinese slavery
      • Libs had moral issue to unite behind
      • Chinese workers imported into SA, poorly paid/treated. Scared, bad unemployed & moral issue
      • TU's employers to use Chinese workers in Britain? Would push down wages
    • Cruelty to civilians -  Boer War
      • Reduced imperialist enthusiasm which had earned Cons 1900 victory
    • United Liberal Party
      • Put aside  political differences. Asquith & Grey agreed to work with Campbell-Bannerman
    • Dynamic figures
      • Asquith known for speeches also Churchill & LG
      • New Liberalism, to use state to meet needs of mass people
        • Came at time when many shocked at poverty reports

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