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Speech arguing the need for social reform in Britain. At the end of the nineteenth century middle class researchers such as Charles Booth and Seebohm Rowntree highlighted high levels of poverty in different parts of England.

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Introduction

We need social reform of 1906-1914 now before it is too late We the labour party with your help can end the problems the conservative party have arisen for us together as a nation. We can be much better as an empire if we can solve the problems of high rates of poverty and peoples low standard of living, competition from neighbouring countries like Germany and the US, the vulnerable like the sick, old and young in workhouses. At the end of the nineteenth century middle class researchers such as Charles Booth and Seebohm Rowntree highlighted high levels of poverty in different parts of England. ...read more.

Middle

The Boer war revealed the biggest down let because the poor physical condition of recruits who signed up were un efficient to be soldiers this really brought the scale of poverty unearthed by Booth and Rowntree to the surface- in Manchester 8000 out of the 11000 recruits were turned away, so how can we run a empire which runs a third of a way round the world when are soldiers which are needed to defend, occupy and conquer foreign land when most are unable to even hold a rifle. ...read more.

Conclusion

The poor law is designed for the poorest of the poor which contains terrible and unsationational conditions we just can not stand for. We cannot rely on just charities and give outs from local states to help our people because government input is needed which the conservative party have now for too long ignored and now they have paid for it. It is said that if you are elderly and you live and die in a workhouse it is the biggest shame anyone can put upon themselves with no funeral, proper tombstone or placements graves are the worst thing to represent yourself after you are dead. ...read more.

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