Riverside Room, Novotel Hotel, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD
Joseph and Seebohm Rowntree were successful businessmen, pioneers of social investigation and committed Liberals. Discuss their careers and political legacy at the History Group’s meeting at the Liberal Democrat spring conference, with Ian Packer (Lincoln University), and Tina Walker and Lord Shutt (Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust). Chair: Lord Kirkwood.
Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, SW1A 2HE
In 1928 the Liberal Party published the Yellow Book, the report Britains Industrial Future. While the report made a compelling case for state intervention in the economy and planning and advocated great programmes of public works, it also contained detailed proposals for profit-sharing and co-ownership. Unlike socialists, Liberals did not seek the abolition of private […]