World: New Life for the Liberals

From the platoons of perambulators marshaled on Llandudno's pier last week, it looked as if a baby contest were in full swing. In fact, the prams' owners were visiting the wind-whipped Welsh resort for the Liberal Party's annual conference, its biggest and most closely watched gathering since the war. Though it has been fashionable in Britain to dismiss the Liberals themselves as political babes-in-arms, last week's conference showed that the resurgent party not only appeals powerfully to the young—hence the youthful parents with their prams—but that it has also developed a new maturity that may well make it a force to...

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