Parliamentary Franchise Reform in England from 1885 to 1918

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHomer Lawrence Morris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... treatment was administered first1 to Mrs. Mary Leigh in the Birmingham Prison and reported in the press on September 24, 1909. The news of this policy of the Government brought forth a storm of criticism both in and out of Parliament from friend and opponent of women's suffrage. It served as nothing else had to cause increased discussion of the question of women's suffrage on the part of the public. General Election of January, ipio The great controversy over the budget in 1909 prevented the suffrage workers from making the suffrage question a dominant issue in the political affairs of the day, and they completely failed to make it an issue in the election of January, 1910, as they had hoped to do. The program of social legislation which the Government had been carrying out resulted in a very heavy drain upon the treasury. The increased naval program, occasioned by the rivalry with Germany, meant great additional burdens upon the Government. As a result of these two lines of activities the Government in 1909 faced a deficit of about £16,500,000. While this program had been proposed by the Liberals it was one which the Opposition dared not oppose. A sharp line of cleavage between the two parties developed concerning the method by which this deficit should be met. Mr. Lloyd George in his budget plan proposed that the greater part should be raised by unearned increment taxes on land, increase in liquor license duties, graduated income tax, and increased inheritance taxes. Most of this burden would fall upon the propertied classes, especially upon the landholders. While the new land taxes themselves were not so burdensome, it was the introduction of the principle to which the Opposition objected. The Unionists proposed that the deficit be met by a tariff...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... treatment was administered first1 to Mrs. Mary Leigh in the Birmingham Prison and reported in the press on September 24, 1909....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217739466

ISBN - 13:9780217739467

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