Constitutional Crisis 1909-1911
Why did the Lords oppose the Budget?
The lords were strongly against the Land Tax. They believed that it was extremely intrusive and didn't believe the government had the right to intrude. Due to the large majority of the Lords being Middle or Upper class Conservative party supporters, many of the reforms proposed by DLG would affect them, meaning they would have less money.
How did DLG stir up the working classes?
Lloyd Goerge was a great public speaker using emotive language to appeal to the working class; 'Who ordained that a few should have the land of Britain as a perquisite (extra rewards)? Who made 10,000 people owners of the soil and the rest of us trespassers in the land of our birth''DLG speaking in Newcastle 1909. The liberals also used propaganda and media. Many of his speeches made the…