901R. V. H.
Finney to Harrod, 28 March 1939
general secretary to the Council of Action for Peace and
Reconstruction,  thanks
Harrod for a letter, and announces that he will work out a scheme on
the suggested lines.
- 1. The Council
of Action for Peace and Reconstruction was a non-party
organization founded in July 1935 by Lloyd George, who had ceased
to support the Liberal Party led by Samuel. The Council gave its
support to Lindsay on occasion of the Oxford City by-election
(undated leaflet [October 1938], "Who Supports Dr.
Lindsay?", first signatory Gilbert Murray, published by W. S.
Belcher, Oxford, in JMP 1275, Box 136), and strongly advocated
direct political action on a programme developed along Keynesian
lines ("The Call to Action", The Times, 2 July 1935, p. 18, and
"The `Council of Action'. Mr. Lloyd George's Call to Arms", The
Times, 3 July 1935, p. 9. See A. Marwick, "Middle Opinion in the
Thirties: Planning, Progress and Political `Agreement'", English
Historical Review LXXIX, April 1964, pp. 295-96, and M. Lynch,
Lloyd George and the Liberal Dilemma, London: Hodden and
Stoughton, 1993, p. 108).
- a. From
the Council of Action for Peace and Reconstruction, Thames
House, London # , one page TLS, in HP
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