A large crowd filled Earlham Hall, Forest Gate, on Wednesday, January 25th, to listen to a debate between the Socialist Party and the Young Liberal League on Socialism versus Liberalism. The Young Liberal speaker was Mr. Edward Baker, Parliamentary candidate of the Old Liberals of Howdenshire, and for many years a prominent Christian Evidence Lecturer. The case for Socialism was well maintained by Com. Kohn, and the usual anti-Socialist “case” easily scotched.
The Liberal speaker resorted to all the debating tricks to avoid dealing with the cause of poverty, and tried to use Russia as an illustration of Socialist failure, but got himself so tangled up that in his last reply he dropped it altogether.
(Socialist Standard, February 1928)