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Achievements of Liberal Reforms
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In 1909 David Lloyd George introduced a radical new budget. The main aim of it was to pay for Old Age Pensions and other welfare reforms. This is what he said:

"This is a war Budget. It is for raising money to wage implacable warfare against poverty and squalidness. I cannot help hoping and believing that before this generation has passed away,

* we shall have advanced a great step towards that good time, when poverty, and the wretchedness and human degradation which always follows in its camp, will be as remote to the people of this country as the wolves which once infested its forests."

A few years after that speech people wondered whether Lloyd George and the other Liberals had achieved their aims.
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