"Who has borrowed my Sidney Webb?"
Beatrice Webb (pre 1894)
Public DomainBeatrice Webb (pre 1894) - Credit: Elliott and Fry
Sidney James Webb (1859-1947) was a leading British socialist and economist; he was raised to the peerage as Baron Passfield in 1929.

He was one of the earliest members of the Fabian Society, a socialist society founded in 1884 and stillĀ in existence today.

His best-known works (co-authored with his wife Beatrice Webb) are the History of Trade Unionism (1894) and Industrial Democracy (1897).