CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/6/2/2
TitleLiberal Federation meeting at Scarborough
Extent7 leaves
Administrative HistoryThe frequent references in this address to Sir Herbert Samuel (1870-1963) suggests that it may have been written shortly after his resignation from Ramsay MacDonald's national government in 1932. Other references, to the Ottawa agreement and to the 'Russian Embargo question', tend to support this suggestion, but might also point towards a date in the early 1950s (by which time, Sir Herbert was leading the Liberals in the House of Lords).
DescriptionRallying address given to a Liberal Federation meeting at Scarborough, c 1932. Asks whether the Liberal Party is most effective in Parliament or in the opposition benches; expresses respect for Sir Herbert Samuel (1870-1963); his speech on the budget; and the manner in which he and 'the parliamentary liberals' handled the 'Russian Embargo question'. Also mentions the positive outcomes on balance of payments following the Ottawa agreement; Liberal Party support for the League of Nations, failure of The League in the Near East, and a general lack of support for its activities.
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