"Political reform and the rights of common people were fiercely debated but Lord Liverpool's Tory government - under the dissolute Prince Regent, George - met calls for change with prison, execution or transportation to the colonies."
"They faced a double whammy that the old aristocracy owned their homes, while the new industrial class owned their livelihoods."
"Without a shot being fired, the marchers fled. Despite this, some newspapers reported hundreds of well armed men on the rampage."
200 hundred years later, and we have barely moved on. The Tories, as they did then, care not for the poor, the working class. The rich continue to own the houses, private rents are at a ridiculous level (granted there are a few factors in this, helped not by governments selling off social/council housing dirt cheap), and a right wing media printing lies if it favours them.
Labour might not be perfect, but they are a damn site better option for the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.