GREAT BRITAIN: Embattled Liberals

In London last week a Liberal Party conference, called to draft election plans, produced two assets Liberals badly needed: a policy and a personality.

The policy included the Beveridge Plan for full employment (TIME, Nov. 20), a housing program calling for 750,000 new houses a year for five years. The personality was the conference's dominating president, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 57, brilliant daughter of the late great Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith. A great friend of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Lady Violet said: "As the Tories once sheltered behind the Chamberlain umbrella, they will at the next election try to...

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