Original 1910 British Pre Ww1 Poster Winston Churchill Budget League Battleships
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Original 1910 British Pre Ww1 Poster Winston Churchill Budget League Battleships:
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No other examples of this poster found anywhere. Published by Winston Churchill's "The Budget League" in London circa 1910 advocating for "The People's Budget" including raising taxes on the wealthy, in part to pay for the build-up of Britain's naval forces including the new "Dreadnought" battleships.
THE BUDGET LEAGUE"Be a Man!...Besides, you know, WE MUST HAVE DREADNOUGHTS"
- Genuine original antique British domestic propaganda poster circa 1910. Archivally-mounted on acid-free paper and linen-backed. Measures 40 x 30 inches (~102 x 76 cm) plus linen margins. Published by The Budget League, Whitehall House, Charing Cross S.W. Printed by Stafford & Co., Ltd, Netherfield, Nottinghamshire. Light restoration only, mainly to edges and corner paper. Original color still bright. Bottom left corner notations indicate a registration numer 4586 and previous owner collection marking P73/3105. Light smudging in places, visible old fold lines, moderate uniform toning, occasional mild abrasion to paper, other occasional light marks. Artist anonymous. Please see photos for details.
The 1909/1910 People's Budget was a project of the Liberal government that introduced unprecedented taxes on the lands and high incomes of Britain's rich to fund new social welfare programmes. It passed the Commons in 1909 but was blocked by the House of Lords for a year and became law in April 1910.
It was championed by Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George and his young ally Winston Churchill, who was then President of the Board of Trade and fellow Liberal; called the "Terrible Twins" by certain Conservative contemporaries.
Churchill's biographer, William Manchester, called the People's Budget "a revolutionary concept" because it was the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among theBritish public.
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