Tuesday, 8 March 2011

exit of economic liberals ushers in Liberal revival

....yet the Liberal party survived, kept alive by a rump of elderly ‘awkward nonconformists’ dedicated to their version of Liberalism. And from the mid 1950’s a slow revival set in, given a boost by the Suez crisis and the reactionary colonialism of British Foreign Policy as Conservatives proved that they were not Liberals in disguise. By the end of the decade the party organisation had improved and the progressives had won their fight with Economic Liberals who had departed, some to found the Institute of Economic Affairs.....

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