Courtesy Reuters

IN 1929 when the British Labor Party was asked for the second time to form a government it had no majority in the House of Commons. It was the largest single party but it could govern only so long as it retained the support of a considerable number of Liberals. At an early stage in its governmental career Mr. Lloyd George stated, upon behalf of the Liberal Party, that they would not support any measure of socialism. It then became clear that the utmost that Labor could do was to proceed upon reformist lines, similar to, but perhaps rather more bold

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