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Well, both Tory and Whig were originally terms of disparagement, but, by the 18th century had been adopted as badges of honor by their respective, respectable members and each had their own coffee houses as well. The Tories were the part of King and country, meaning the landed gentlemen, while the Whigs were the party of commerce. Tories were Anglican while dissidents flocked to the Whigs, who were more 'ecumenical'. The Liberals were the descendants of the Whigs, but they were eclipsed by Labour in the 20th Century. Meanwhile the Tories have remained in the 18th Century in spirit.
 

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