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Was Russell Effective?

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Was Russell Effective? Russell was an effective Prime Minister by reason of the fact that he was capable in changing issues in Ireland, even though Russell was under the difficult circumstances with a minority in the Commons. Some may comment on Russell not being effective in Ireland, though what they don't see is that Russell was successful in Ireland due to the fact that he had made crucial changes, which help the Irish. He was also able to kept his party content even though he had governed for a six-year period with a minority in parliament. One could argue that Russell was most successful in the changing of Ireland. With the issues concerning Ireland, Russell was able to manage to take most of Peels ideas and develop them into making them better so that they would benefit the Irish. In the time that Russell had spent with issues relating to Ireland he was able to pass a considerable amount of reforms, which had changed life in Ireland altogether. Unlike Peel, Russell was able to change Corn Laws and also as a relief he also sent out �7 000 000. ...read more.


Though what people fail to see is that he had already pushed his luck because he had already gone against the Whigs views on 'laissez faire'. If he had gone anymore ahead with the issue of the Factory Act, then that could have resulted in the party breaking apart. He also made sure that it would be the role of the government to make sure that vital areas would be well hygienic. This would count for water supplies and sewage, things that we take advantage of now. So he was tremendously effective relating to Ireland due to the fact that he was able to carry out and accomplish many of Peels ideas and also made his own. Though what made him effective was that he was able to do all this even though he was managing a party, which had not got a majority in the Commons. Another main factor for why he was such an effective Prime Minister was that he handled his party well. Due to the fact that his party was made up of a number different people, aristocrats, free traders, middle class and many more, it was up to him so that they would not eventually fall apart. ...read more.


Keeping the party together was not a trouble-free situation. This needed a lot of patients and understanding and the ability to make compromises. So with out a doubt he had done an admirable job in keeping the party together, alternatively one could express their view by saying that he had done well with his party, but his true and his determination talent lied in Ireland where he able to make changes which people would benefit greatly. In my closing paragraph, Russell was an effective and successful Prime Minister, as he was capable in making beneficial modifications with the fact that he held a minority in the Houses Of Commons. He was also a great Prime Minister due to the fact that he was able in keeping a good economy running while dealing with the treat of a revolution, which he was able to make sure that it did not occur. Another factor for why he was an effective Prime Minister was that he had no opposition parties, which held a threat to him. By Jay Chavda 1 12N HISTORY- MS WADE CHRIST COLLEGE- 12216 ...read more.

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