Who posed the biggest threat to the Liberal party 1906 to 1915?

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Labour
Labour supported the majority of Liberal decisions under both CB and Asquith, this arguably puts them in the area of a friend more than a political enemy. Support from Labour shown through Trade Disputes 1909 Act and the 1906 election.
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Ireland
Arguably the biggest threat. Impending Civil War between the Unionists who wanted to get rid of home rule (Ulster) and the Irish Nationalists who wanted Irish Independence. Home Rule Bill passed 1912, was not completely in its passing partly due to W
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Women
WSPU, more prolific than NUWSS. Became increasingly more violent( they threw an axe at his head and bombed his house) and more of a threat when their demands were not met by petitions put forward in 1906&1907.
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War
DORA (Defense Of The Realm Act) ideological issue as it went so against laisse-faire attitudes of the time. Gave all production to the state, i.e government. Trade Unions Act 1915,stopped strikes&started war production
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Underlying Factor
It seems as though Labour and Women were problems that were begrudgingly okay with being put on hold until after the war. However Ireland was an everlasting problem unless it was completely severed from all proven grievances.
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Arguably the biggest threat. Impending Civil War between the Unionists who wanted to get rid of home rule (Ulster) and the Irish Nationalists who wanted Irish Independence. Home Rule Bill passed 1912, was not completely in its passing partly due to W

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Ireland

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WSPU, more prolific than NUWSS. Became increasingly more violent( they threw an axe at his head and bombed his house) and more of a threat when their demands were not met by petitions put forward in 1906&1907.

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DORA (Defense Of The Realm Act) ideological issue as it went so against laisse-faire attitudes of the time. Gave all production to the state, i.e government. Trade Unions Act 1915,stopped strikes&started war production

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It seems as though Labour and Women were problems that were begrudgingly okay with being put on hold until after the war. However Ireland was an everlasting problem unless it was completely severed from all proven grievances.

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