Foreign News: Crusade of the Optimists

Britain's once famed and powerful Liberal Party, which produced such parliamentary lions as William Ewart Gladstone, Lord Asquith and David Lloyd George, has not played a decisive role in British politics since 1924. Nevertheless, a recent Gallup poll showed that 38% of the British electorate, weary of Clement Attlee's Socialism, distrustful of Winston Churchill's Conservatism, said that they would vote Liberal if they thought the party had a chance of winning. Last week both Socialists and Tories were ardently wooing the Liberals, and some observers thought that the third party's role might prove...

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