The People’s Budget: an Edwardian Tragedy

by Geoffrey Lee, Published by Shepheard-Walwyn Ltd., London, 2008. Review by Gordon Hoover

British politics has long divided along class lines. During the period from 1850 to 1915 the control of the House of Commons oscillated between the Conservatives, who spoke for the privileged and traditional-minded classes, and the Liberals, who considered themselves the “party of the people” and the protectors of the weak and downtrodden. Continue reading