Sir Robert Peel's speech on the Repeal of the Corn Laws, 1846

Despite much opposition from his own political party, Peel was able, through his speeces, to influence arguments calling for the Corn Laws to be repealed.


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ments of facts not to be reconciled, and argu-
ments leading to opposite conclusions, then we
peremptorily refuse to surrender our judgments
to yours, and to throw the protection secured to
us by the existing law into the lottery of legis-
lation, in the faint hope that we may by chance
draw the prize of a better Corn Bill.