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THE HOUSE OF LORDS

carried out with the aim of destroying the effectiveness of the measure, while appearing as impartial as possible. Nor, as we have seen, have they hesitated to attack the projects of a party which has just received a mandate at the polls for affecting those very projects. Since they can choose the occasion and the method in their struggle with a progressive government, they have an initial advantage of great value. It is only when, as with the Budget of 1909, they are driven into foolish action by the deliberate incitement of a courageous enemy, that they have ever had their powers curtailed.
But how far the Parliament Act did seriously curtail the authority of the Lords is open to question. It removes their power over financial legislation, defined as such by the Speaker of the Commons. It restricts their veto on other legislation to two years if the Commons have passed it in three sessions. But the most astonishing feature of the Act, and the proof of the strength of the Whig tradition in the Liberal Parry, is its conservatism. After two general elections in less than a year forced on the Government by the action of the Lords and the King, and fought and won on the issue of the people versus the peers, the Upper House emerged with its powers, defined by statute it is true, but hardly distinguishable from what they had been believed to be long before 1909.(1) The history of the Lords' activities since 1911 is not reassuring. Has the statutory definition of the delaying power done something to weaken the threat contained in a dissolution of Parliament or in the creation of peers? Perhaps the discovery then made that the King could and would really refuse to create a large number of peers, that there was an exception to the King's constitutional duty to act on his ministers' advice, did something to increase the self

1 See below, Chapter IV.

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