Read about the Liberal politician and father of the modern welfare state, William Beveridge. Although not a great success as an elected politician, his views were hugely influential on post-1945 Britain.


The weekend debate: Was William Beveridge right to oppose the creation of a welfare state?

Though he is often thought of as the father of the modern welfare state in this country, William Beveridge in fact had other views on the matter. … Read the full post »