046 Deeds Not Words

In this political cartoon, the British Cabinet receives the news that the House of Lords has rejected the People's Budget. Prime Minister Asquith is depicted making the announcement. The fellow throwing his arms into the air in glee is Winston Churchill, and the man restraining him is David Lloyd George.
In this political cartoon, the British Cabinet receives the news that the House of Lords has rejected the People’s Budget. Prime Minister Asquith is depicted making the announcement. The fellow throwing his arms into the air in glee is Winston Churchill, and the man restraining him is David Lloyd George.

The 1906 general election gave the Liberals a landslide victory, but it was still an uphill fight to enact the new government’s policies. The working classes and the Labour Party were asserting themselves, and the House of Lords was becoming increasingly activist and obstructionist, a marked change from British tradition. A frustrated women’s suffrage movement grew increasingly militant, even violent, while over everything loomed the Irish Question.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Enigma Variations, Theme and Variation V.
Composed in 1899 by Edward Elgar. Public domain.
Performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Public domain recording. Source.

“God Defend New Zealand”
Composed in 1876 by John Joseph Woods. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public Domain recording. Source.

 

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