Daily Life in the British Parliament: The People’s Budget

Between 1908 and 1914, politics were trapped in a frightful deadlock. The General Election of 1906 led to a landslide defeat of the Conservative Party and their Liberal Unionist allies, tipping the balance of power to the Liberal Party and the rapidly emerging Labour Party. Topics such as women’s suffrage, workmen’s compensation, trade unionism, old …

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Online Resources: British Parliament

A few helpful primary resources that give a peek into Parliament during the Edwardian era (click on the titles to read online): The House of Commons The House of Commons from Within Gentlemen of the House of Commons The Procedure of the House of Commons The Inner Life of the House of Commons “Scenes” in …

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