Derby Dilly

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*O'Connell's belittling phrase for the moderate Whigs who, led by four cabinet ministers including Edward Stanley, heir to the Derby earldom, seceded from the reformers in 1834 and began a restructuring of parties. Dilly was slang for a diligence or rapid stage‐coach.

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