28 MAY 1948, Page 5

Active as ever in body and mind at 77, Lord

Samuel never makes a speech without coining an epigram. Addressing a hundred Liberals from about a quarter as many countries at Zurich on Monday, he observed that though inspired by a lofty humanitarianism ideal, Socialists had tied themselves to an economic fallacy. "There is nothing wrong with Socialists," he added, "except their Socialism." As for Conservatives, they maintained their unity better than other parties because "while there are many ways of advancing there is only one way of sitting still." A riposte, by someone, on Liberals is awaited.