To a certain extent this was a reactionary measure because no improving legislation resulted from the report published two years later in This attitude was upheld throughout and was not aimed solely at the lower classes.
There was certainly an increase in the pace of reform and the presentation of policy by the government was improved. The and Corn Laws introduced by Canning and Huskisson respectively completed the process begun in Howeveronce again Peel was not reforming solely for a liberal cause.
The new found prosperity Britain was enjoying gave way to a more stable economy and a government which could bring in the Free Trade measures with out the threat of debt or public unrest.
The second in when British trade was in recession and protectionism once again became a pressing issue. Peel, Wellington and Canning were all 'true' Tories.
Peel then went on to introduce the idea of a police force which, had parliament not rejected it, would have been another major reform. Between and import revenue increased by a total 64 per cent due to the extra trade created.
The king then turned to Wellington supported by Peel as leader of the Commons. Liverpool hoped to improve social and economic reforms and to gain support of nationwide moderate reforms. More reforms were established than nay other previous period.
The criminal law was seen as harsh and juries often preferred to find prisoners not guilty rather than sentence them to death for minor capital crimes.
The Municipal Corporation Act and the Rural Constabulary Act spread the new police into the provincial boroughs and enabled counties to establish police forces. It was during the second half of this period, with the influence of younger men from different backgrounds and of differing outlooks, that major reform took place.
The government stopped using spies to report of suspected trouble-makers. However, was not a year of total reactionary outlook. Parliamentary reform was a sensitive issue for the Tories during this period and it resulted in a number of splits within the party.
They insisted that justice was not a lottery and that judicial discretion was sensible and conscientiously practised.
Until British trade had operated under a limiting and restricting protectionist structure. Peels amendment of the penal code replaced thousands of custom laws with one statutethis greatly increased the efficiency of the system and meant more criminals could be quickly convicted.
Between andan agreement existed that the cabinet would remain neutral on the issue and would not raise Emancipation as a matter of government business. Lord LiverpoolPrime Minister between and, was described by Disraeli as " the arch mediocrity ". The Liberal Tories, –30 The suicide of the Foreign Secretary, Castlereagh, in led to the entry of Canning, Peel, Huskisson and Robinson into the Cabinet.
These Liberal Tories were responsible for some important reforms. Start studying To what extent were the Tory Government of liberal?. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. different to the previous reactionary period of Lord Liverpool. particularly in economic reforms also signs of change in the goals act, it is hard to call the government under.
Since Liverpool's ministry did make moves towards reform in certain areas it cannot be said to have been totally reactionary.
It was not easy for the government to accept the social changes which were occurring in Britain during this period and which, out of necessity, required political and economic changes.
How ‘liberal’ were the Tory governments of ? Canning, Peel, Huskisson and Robinson championed ‘liberal’ reforms at home and a ‘liberal’ policy abroad. Lord Liverpool’s incapacitating stroke in February and his resignation a month later released tensions over religion and constitutional reform he had managed.
Feb 17, · The Whig government that followed it under Earl Grey, however, came into office with plans for parliamentary reform, and a succession of Whig leaders proclaimed that reform was necessary to.
George Canning, (born April 11,London, Eng.—died Aug. 8,Chiswick, near London), British statesman known for his liberal policies as foreign secretary (–09, –27) and as prime minister for four months duringThe few substantial reforms in the liberal government of lord liverpool in 1822