Frasi di Robert Peel

Robert Peel foto
0  0

Robert Peel

Data di nascita: 5. Febbraio 1788
Data di morte: 2. Luglio 1850


Robert Peel è stato un politico britannico.

Ha fatto parte del Partito Conservatore, del quale fu capo di una fazione nota come Peelites dal suo nome.

Fu Segretario di Stato per l'Interno durante il regno di Giorgio IV . Nel 1829 creò la Civilian Metropolitan Force, i cui componenti sono meglio noti come Bobbies . Si tratta di forze dell'ordine non armate che agiscono nelle città.

In seguito, fu Primo ministro del Regno Unito due volte: dal 10 dicembre 1834 all'8 aprile 1835 e dal 30 agosto 1841 al 29 giugno 1846.

Frasi Robert Peel

„It was impossible to reconcile the repeal of the Corn Laws by me with the keeping together of the Conservative party, and I had no hesitation in sacrificing the subordinate object, and with it my own political interests.“

— Robert Peel
Letter to Lord Aberdeen (19 August, 1847). Lord Mahon and Edward Cardwell (eds.), Memoirs by the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel. Part II (London: John Murray, 1857), p. 322.


„If you had to constitute new societies, you might on moral and social grounds prefer cornfields to cotton factories, an agricultural to a manufacturing population. But our lot is cast, and we cannot recede.“

— Robert Peel
Letter to J. W. Croker (27 July 1842). Charles Stuart Parker (ed.), Sir Robert Peel from His Private Papers. Volume II (London: John Murray, 1899), p. 529.

„... if wheat were at this moment subject to a duty of twenty shillings the quarter, and if Indian corn were virtually excluded, next winter would not pass without a convulsion endangering the whole frame of society, without the humiliation of constituted authorities forced to yield after a disgraceful struggle... if their [the Protectionists] advice had been taken, we should have had famine prices for many articles, and a state of exasperated public feeling and just agitation, which it would require wiser heads than theirs to allay. So far from regretting the expulsion from office, I rejoice in it as the greatest relief from an intolerable burden. To have your own way, and to be for five years the Minister of this country in the House of Commons, is quite enough for any man's strength. He is entitled to his discharge, from length of service. But to have to incur the deepest responsibility, to bear the heaviest toil, to reconcile colleagues with conflicting opinions to a common course of action, to keep together in harmony the Sovereign, the Lords and the Commons; to have to do these things, and to be at the same time the tool of a party— that is to say, to adopt the opinions of men who have not access to your knowledge, and could not profit by it if they had, who spend their time in eating and drinking, and hunting, shooting, gambling, horse-racing, and so forth— would be an odious servitude, to which I will never submit. I determine to keep aloof from party combinations.“

— Robert Peel
Letter to Lord Hardinge (24 September, 1846). Charles Stuart Parker (ed.), Sir Robert Peel from His Private Papers. Volume III (London: John Murray, 1899), pp. 473-474.

„Our object was to avert dangers which we thought were imminent, and to terminate a conflict which, according to our belief, would soon place in hostile collision great and powerful classes in this country. The maintenance of power was not a motive for the proposal of these measures; for, as I said before, I had not a doubt, that whether these measures were accompanied by failure or success, the certain issue must be the termination of the existence of this Government... in proposing our measures of commercial policy, I had no wish to rob others of the credit justly due to them... The name which ought to be, and will be, associated with the success of those measures, is the name of one who, acting, I believe, from pure and disinterested motives, has, with untiring energy, made appeals to our reason, and has enforced those appeals with an eloquence the more to be admired because it was unaffected and unadorned: the name which ought to be chiefly associated with the success of those measures, is the name of Richard Cobden... In relinquishing power... I shall leave a name execrated by every monopolist who, from less honourable motives, clamours for protection because it conduces to his own individual benefit; but it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good will in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour, and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.“

— Robert Peel
[ Resignation speech] in the House of Commons (29 June 1846) after the repeal of the Corn Laws.

Anniversari di oggi
Vinicio Capossela foto
Vinicio Capossela45
cantautore e polistrumentista italiano 1965
Errico Malatesta foto
Errico Malatesta15
anarchico e scrittore italiano 1853 - 1932
Giovanni della Croce foto
Giovanni della Croce28
sacerdote e poeta spagnolo 1542 - 1591
Peter O'Toole foto
Peter O'Toole6
attore irlandese 1932 - 2013
Altri 69 anniversari oggi
Autori simili
Joseph Addison foto
Joseph Addison9
politico, scrittore e drammaturgo britannico
Jomo Kenyatta foto
Jomo Kenyatta1
politico keniota
Clement Attlee foto
Clement Attlee4
politico britannico
Thomas Hobbes foto
Thomas Hobbes32
filosofo britannico
Margaret Thatcher foto
Margaret Thatcher130
primo ministro del Regno Unito
Cecil Rhodes foto
Cecil Rhodes3
imprenditore e politico britannico
Thomas Macaulay foto
Thomas Macaulay12
storico e politico britannico
Winston Churchill foto
Winston Churchill96
politico, storico e giornalista britannico
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton foto
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton5
storico e politico britannico
Edmund Burke foto
Edmund Burke12
politico, filosofo e scrittore britannico