The objections against the Speech on East India Bill
Question: What are the objections raised against the ”Speech on East India Bill”?
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is an Irish orator and statesman who has raised some objections during he had a member of the British parliament and delivered a speech called the famous speech ”Speech on East India Bill” in 1783. The subtitle of the speech is ”Speech on Mr. Fox’s East India Bill’’ here he has been raised some objections against the charter of the East India Company. These are mentioned below with logical arguments.
The objections against the charter of the East India Company
Edmund Burke was a conscious observer he could understand that if the oppression of the company in India did not stop, the British empire would perish very soon from India. so, he objected to the charter of the East India Company. The objections are: –
- That the bill is an attack on the chartered rights of men.
- That it increases the influence of the crown.
- That it does not increase, but diminishes, the influence of the crown, in order to promote the interests of certain ministers and their parties.
- That it deeply affects the national credit.
To sum up, it is clear that Edmund Burke appeared as the agent of British Imperialistic rule in India and an affectionate lover of colonial rule.