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The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964$
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Peter Sloman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198723509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723509.001.0001

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From ‘Middle Opinion’ to Ownership for All, 1935–9

From ‘Middle Opinion’ to Ownership for All, 1935–9

(p.109) 4 From ‘Middle Opinion’ to Ownership for All, 1935–9
The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964

Peter Sloman

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the Liberal Party’s ideological development during the late 1930s under the leadership of Sir Archibald Sinclair. It highlights the party’s ambivalent relationship with ‘middle opinion’ organizations such as the Next Five Years Group, and argues that Sinclair and the Huddersfield journalist Elliott Dodds began to shift Liberal policy in a more individualistic direction, symbolized by the preamble to the party’s 1936 constitution and the 1938 report on Ownership for All. The chapter also examines the reception of Keynes’ General Theory, the party’s efforts to exploit concern about rising food prices, and Liberal attitudes towards the development of an anti-appeasement popular front.

Keywords:   Liberal Party, Sir Archibald Sinclair, Elliott Dodds, middle opinion, property ownership, distributism, neoliberalism, Keynesianism, inflation, popular front

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