Robert Peel Quotes

Can there be a more lamentable picture than that of a Chancellor of the Exchequer seated on an empty chest by a pool of bottomless deficiency fishing for a budget?

2nd Baronet Peel

Robert Peel, 1788-1850, British Prime Minister (Tory), Statement on the budget, 1841

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Robert Peel
Robert Peel
  • Born: February 5, 1788
  • Died: July 2, 1850
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Leader

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, FRS was a British statesman and Conservative Party politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–35 and 1841–46) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30). He is regarded as the father of modern British policing and as one of the founders of the modern Conservative Party.