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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Press cuttings, speech notes and typescript., 11 Mar 1924 - 27 Jun 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/69

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Speech notes for WSC's election address (March, Abbey Division, Westminster, London) on the threat of a Socialist Government, the party system and WSC's own position, standing against the official Conservative candidate, Otho Nicholson. Also includes a press cutting reporting the speech.Speech notes for WSC's election address (11 March, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London) on the need for stable government and the harmful results of the party system and frequent changes of Government, particularly to the economy and foreign policy, and on the threat of Socialism and Bolshevism, including references to "A Constitution for the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain", by Sidney Webb, President of the Board of Trade [later 1st Lord Passfield] and Beatrice Webb [later Beatrice, Lady Passfield]. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3439 - 3442.Speech notes for WSC's speech (25 March, Marlborough Club Luncheon, London) on the Conservative Party, and whether it will choose to follow protectionism or co-operate with the Liberals against Socialism. Also includes a cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting the speech. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3448 - 3450.Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 March, Navy League Meeting, Winchester House, London), entitled "Singapore (Naval Base)", on the decision to abandon the construction of the base and the resulting desertion of Australia and New Zealand, and loss of power to the Navy in the Pacific. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3450 - 3451.Print of WSC's speech (7 May, Working Men's Conservative Association and Women's Unionist Federation Joint Meeting, Sun Hall, Liverpool), entitled "The Alternative to Socialism", on the breaking of the Coalition and the need for co-operation between Liberals and Conservatives, the Labour Government's policies on taxation, Free Trade, and Imperial Preference, its political ambiguity and Labour intimidation at public meetings. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3452 - 3456.Speech notes for WSC's speech (20 June, Federation of British Industries, Midland Branch dinner, Birmingham) on housing needs, developing the building trade, alternative building methods, developing the use of electricity, moving industry to rural areas, and Imperial Preference. Also includes press cuttings reporting the speech. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3460 - 3461 (part).Speech notes for WSC's speech (27 June, London School of Economics), entitled "The Study of English", on the importance of the correct use of language, and the proper study of English and Latin in schools. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3461 - 3462 (part).Also includes: a press cutting [1924] reporting a speech by John Muir, Labour MP [for Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland], and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions, on the need to replace private ownership by social ownership.


  • Creation: 11 Mar 1924 - 27 Jun 1924

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