|This political cartoon refers to Lord Derby's comment that Disraeli
was taking a 'leap in the dark' when he sponsored the second Reform
Act - which he considered an astute political move. By using popular
support for reform to introduce a Bill extending the vote to urban
working-class electors, he believed the Tories would stand to gain
in subsequent elections.
Catalogue reference: LIBRARY Punch, p. 47 (3 August 1867)