And even Sir Robert Peel, with all his excellences, has made sad mistakes on the subject of reform and the corn laws.
He had defended the corn laws, and had spoken and voted for them.
Cobden consented, and at the meeting was much struck by Bright's short speech, and urged him to speak against the corn laws.
The potato famine did something more than repeal the corn laws.
The repeal of the corn laws and the passage of the factory acts modified economic conditions and mollified labor for the time.
With the repeal of the corn laws in 1840 disappeared the preference to Canadian wheat.
Some had wished to have something about the corn laws in it, but this was overruled by the majority.
The wise men of the newspapers are for a repeal of the corn laws.
The corn laws, therefore, were yet retained in the British code.
Indeed, it was the first one he had seen since the corn laws were abolished.