The Whigs were a political party in the United Kingdom between the 1680s and 1850s. What was one of the party’s favourite sayings, which resonated with many supporters?

Answer: ‘Beef and liberty’. This succinctly summarised the concept of enough to eat, and indeed ‘The roast beef of Old England’ symbolising good eating. And, freedom from tyranny and despotism which can so easily fall upon the unwary and unvigilant.

Source: A History of England by Paul Johnson

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