Lord Liverpool was prime Minister after assassination of Spencer Perceval from 1812-27 but was faced with many difficulties.
Dealt with these problems by introducing unpopular laws such as corn law of 1815.
Problems facing the country at the time:
National debt: increased to £902 million. Working classes had to pay more through an increase in indirect taxes.
Urban poverty: industrialisation brought squalor to working classes in cities, had poor diet.
Rural poverty: Enclosure movement forced poorer farmers off land, farmers suffered when war was over.
Unemployment: end of war meant reduction in demand for goods associated with it and unemployment of 400,000 soldiers.
Voting rights: Lower classes unable to make themselves heard, didn't have the vote.
Challenge of radical movement:
Radical movement demanded fairer political system where the masses would have a say.
Luddites showed hatred of industrialists by smashing machinery between 1812…