A few years back, I was one of the speakers selecting a forgotten liberal hero for an event at the National Liberal Club. Here is my choice… … Read the full post »
Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, headed up the great reforming Whig government of 1830-1834. Its achievements included the 1832 Great Reform Act.
At one key stage the Great Reform Bill was passed by a majority of just one. What would have happened if the Bill had instead been defeated at that stage? … Read the full post »
Imagine not only putting together a Cabinet containing the equivalents of both John Redwood and Tony Greaves, but also… … Read the full post »
Nick Robinson has returned to the radio for a second series of his short portraits of British Prime Ministers and in the list this time is Earl (Charles) Grey … Read the full post »
Charles Grey, second Earl Grey, Viscount Howick and Baron Grey, was the Prime Minister who oversaw the Great Reform Act of 1832, which overhauled the country’s parliamentary electoral system and was the culmination of two years of intense political crisis. … Read the full post »
Right from his London birth on 15 March 1779, at Melbourne House in Piccadilly, William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, was at the centre of Whig social circles. … Read the full post »
Lawyer, orator, politician and prolific writer of letters, articles, history and even a three volume romance, Henry Brougham was a prominent advocate of Parliamentary reform. … Read the full post »