British prime minister herbert asquith

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  1. Strong believer in free trade, Home Rule for Ireland and social reform
  2. Home Secretary under Gladstone in 1892
  3. 1905 Chancellor of the Exchequer in the new Liberal government
  4. Introduced higher taxes on unearned income which helped pay for pensions for senior citizens over 70
  5. Prime Minister in 1908
  6. Introduced the bill which stripped the Lords of any veto over money bills or public legislation
  7. Served in period of national upheaval
    1. Issues over Irish Home Rule
    2. Womens suffrage dominating era
    3. Brought Britain into World War I
  8. Forced to resign in December 1916