Lloyd George fall fron power Essay
Why Did Lloyd George Fall From Power 1922?
Prime Minister. The Radical Lloyd George made a greater impact on British public life than any in 20th century. He laid the foundations of what later became the welfare state and put a progressive income tax system at the centre of government finance. He also left his mark on the system of government by enlarging the scope of the Prime Minister role. In 1918 he was acclaimed, as the'Man who won the war' (which Hitler claimed himself).
He also had major achievement to his credit: the parliamentary reform of 1918 which enfranchised women, the 1918 Education Act, the 1919 Housing Act, the settlement of the Irish question in 1921, and of course the Versailles. But in time both Liberals and Conservatives follows dissatisfied. In this assignment I will be analysing his actions, which led to his downfall.
They were many reasons why Lloyd George falls from power in 1922. I shall begin to look at the different policies and things he did, which failed badly and worsened his position. When he didn't punish Germany as much as people thought he should, they began to query his motives and his loyalty to Britain. Because this is the same Racial Prime Minister who promised to'Hang the Kaiser' which he instead sent him to Holland (because he apparently was related to the king).
But many people did not know this, and it contributed to his downfall. People than began to lose faith in him due to his failure to keep promises (like most politicians), e.g.'Land fit for heroes' is what he had promised but he didn't have this in 1922.
He had never been forgiven for some radical measures he had used in the past, e.g. Threatening to stave people to death and the'Black and Tans' (who were employed deliberately by L-G to terrorise the civilian population of Ireland). These weren't the sorts of things that the people expected from their Prime Minis…