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What strategies did the Liberal Government adapt to bring about changes to the political system in the years 1910-14?

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What strategies did the Liberal Government adapt to bring about changes to the political system in the years 1910-14? During the years 1910-1914, there were various struggles in the political system. The Lords Crisis was the most severe of these struggles, mainly because of the nature of the issue; the safeguarding of democracy. To bring about a positive change and secure the parliament act, the Liberals had to use several strategies such as careful handling of the crown, charming the electorate and manipulation of the weaknesses in the opposition. The most cunning strategy was using the partnership of Asquith and David Lloyd George. Both politicians had different talents and the combination of these made a good partnership. ...read more.

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These elections were extremely risky as the Liberal Government had a huge majority in the houses of commons and there was no guarantee that they would keep that majority. It was here that Asquith relied on his partnership with Lloyd George. He was a man of the people and had an affinity with the working classes who made up most of the electorate. By turning the crisis into a class war he was able to help Asquith secure these all-important elections. The Lloyd George's empathy with the electorate and Asquith's discussion skills were an important partnership and when used a shrewd strategy. Another strategy the Liberal Government adapted was gaining the support of other parties and using that too their advantage. ...read more.

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The leadership of Balfour (head of the conservative party) was pathetic. At the time of the crisis he should have taken a firm line with his policy. Instead he did not take a strong line during the crisis, at the beginning he supported the parliament and then he changed his mind. "He blew hot then he blew cold and then he ceased to blow at all." This led to a spilt conservative party and their support led a Baflour must go campaign so much so was their disgust with his lack of appropriate management. The Liberal Government took advantage of this. Lloyd George used it to win more support for the Liberals during the election. Overall, the Liberal Government adapted many strategies tin 190-14 and it was these strategies working in conjunction with one bring about that helped bring about changes in the political system. ...read more.

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