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Literary: Articles: Amalgamated Press., Jan 1934 - Aug 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/501

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Proofs, press cuttings and correspondence on the following articles by WSC: "Do Bye-Elections Count?" discounting the East Fulham bye-election, stating the differences between bye-elections and general elections and discussing the divisions in the Conservative Party; "Defence not Defiance" on the current strength of the country; "How we made the Irish treaty" in defence of the Irish Settlement [1922] and WSC's meetings with Michael Collins; "Will the League survive?" on the crisis facing the League of Nations; "If I could live my life again" reviewing his actions in South Africa, and over the Dardanelles, and his smoking; "If a General Election comes!" repeating "Do Bye-Elections Count?" [see above]; "Britain is right about unemployment" on the provision of unemployment benefit; "Must Civilisation Crash?" on the chances of avoiding war; "How big is Roosevelt?" on the position of Franklin Roosevelt; "The truth about war debts" on the payment of Britain's debts to the United States; "Singapore - key to the Pacific" on the building of a naval base at Singapore; "Penny in the slot politics" on the importance of the individual members of Parliament; "Fill up the Empire" on the advantages of the unemployed emigrating to the colonies; "Have you a hobby?" on the importance of a hobby, notably reading and painting, in reducing stress; "A silent toast to William Willett" on British Summer Time and the Daylight Saving Bill (1909); "Let's boost Britain!" celebrating St George's Day; "When I dried up" on the difficulty of speaking to the House of Commons; "Will the Kings come back?" in support of monarchy; "I want national sweepstakes" against the Betting and Lotteries Bill [1934]; "Dramatic days in the House" on Joseph Chamberlain and Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and incidents in the House of Commons, 1901-1906; "Fair Play for Lancashire!" against the Home Rule bill for India; "Premiers on the Sick List" dismissing the strains of being Prime Minister; "Open Letter to a Communist" on the evils of dictatorship in the Soviet Union and Germany; "The Blackcoat Tragedy" on the decline of the middle classes; "Can We Defend Ourselves?" on the necessity for a strong Armed Forces; "What's Wrong With Parliament" on the need for parliamentary reform; "I Always Took Chances" on his childhood rashness.


  • Jan 1934 - Aug 1934

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