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Peel was the presiding genius of a powerful administration, strictly supervising the business of each separate branch of government; nevertheless, a substantial section Sir robert peel review the squirearchy rebelled, roused by the brilliant speeches of a young politician, Benjamin Disraeli, who in… Early political career He was the eldest son of a wealthy cotton manufacturer, Robert Peel —who was made a baronet by William Pitt the Younger.
As an able government supporter, Peel received appointment as undersecretary for war and colonies in Two years later he accepted the difficult post of chief secretary for Ireland.
There he made his reputation as a skilled and incorruptible administrator, and, at the end of his Irish secretaryship, he was marked out for early promotion. Though declining immediate office after his return from Ireland, he was made chairman, inof the important currency commission that brought about a return to the gold standard.
In the ministerial reconstruction pursued by Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd earl of LiverpoolPeel accepted the post of secretary of state for the home department and a seat in the cabinet. His first task was to meet the long-standing demands in Parliament for a radical reform of the criminal laws.
He then proceeded to a comprehensive reorganization of the criminal code. Between and he effected its fundamental consolidation and reform, covering three-quarters of all criminal offenses. Rising crime statistics convinced him that legal reform should be accompanied by improved methods of crime prevention.
In he carried through the Metropolitan Police Actwhich Sir robert peel review up the first disciplined police force for the Greater London area.
He returned to office under Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellingtonearly in as home secretary and leader of the House of Commons. Differences with Wellington led to the resignation of several followers of Canning after only four months in office, which thus considerably weakened the government. This was followed by the Catholic crisis of —29 that grew out of the renewal of the Irish movement for emancipation in with the formation of the Catholic Association.
Convinced that further resistance was useless, Peel proffered his resignation and urged the prime minister to make a final settlement of the Catholic question.
Faced with severe opposition from the king and the Anglican churchWellington persuaded Peel in to remain in office and assist in carrying through the policy of concession to the Catholics on which they now both agreed.
Peel was bitterly attacked for his sudden change of heart and lost his seat for Oxford. Though not opposed to moderate parliamentary reform, he was shocked by the sweeping measure introduced by the ministry of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Greyin March But, on the other hand, he made no effort to conciliate the ultra-Tories, and his refusal to form a new ministry with Wellington and pass a Tory reform bill in further weakened his standing with his former followers.
Yet he was already looking to the growth of conservative opinion in the country, and his moderation in the first reformed Parliament —34 did much to restore his political stature. Nevertheless, his Tamworth Manifesto was an epoch-making statement of the new Conservative reform principles, and for the first time the party came under his acknowledged leadership.
In Aprildefeated by a combination of Whigs, radicals, and Irish nationalists, he resigned his office. During the next six years, aided by his astute and cautious tactics, the Conservative Party steadily increased in numbers and confidence.
Following the general election ofin which he gained a majority of more than 70 in the House of Commons, Peel formed an administration that was one of the most memorable of the century. His policy aimed at peace and security abroad, a reduction in the cost of living for the working classes, and encouragement to trade and industry.
On the controversial issue of the Corn Lawsto which the landed interest in his party was very sensitive, he brought forward as one of his first measures a new bill drastically reducing the scale of protective duties.
In the same year, the bold reintroduction of the income tax originally instituted during the Napoleonic Wars established internal revenue on a sound footing and enabled him to make sweeping reductions of duties on food and raw materials entering the country. The Bank Charter Act ofestablishing a tight connection between note issue and gold reserves, completed the foundations of the Victorian banking and currency system.
The success of these measures encouraged Peel to launch a second great free-trade budget in The income tax was renewed, and there was another, even more massive round of tariff reductions.
With the return of prosperity, Chartism died down, and the Anti-Corn Law League turned to more constitutional methods of agitation. Abroad, a firm but conciliatory policy led to better relations with France.
The boundary disputes with the United States were settled by the mission of Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburtonin and the Oregon treaty of The same combination of firmness and conciliation was followed in Ireland.
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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, FRS (5 February – 2 July ) The only real achievement of Peel's first administration was a commission to review the governance of the Church of England. This ecclesiastical commission was .