Was the outcome of the constitutional crisis a triumph for the Liberals?

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Positives for the Liberals

  • Had managed to change the most entrenched institution in Britain and forced it to agree with their agenda.
  • By removing the Lord's power of veto they could now move on with their legislative programme.
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Negatives for the Liberals

  • They reacted to developments rather than anticipating them.
  • Cabinet was divided over how the Lords should be reformed.
  • They were thrown by the death of the King.
  • They wanted more radical reform in the future but never achieved this - lost the opportunity to do this - to change composition of the Lords so that they had more peers in that House- they did not make the most of the opportunity given to them.
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