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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript, press cuttings and source material., 20 Jan 1927 - 09 Dec 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/82A-B

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (21 October, Albert Hall, Nottingham), entitled "Government and Economy" on the Government's record, the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, the sound economy, Labour tax plans, the Conservative social policy and Socialist insincerity. Source material includes a press cutting reporting a speech by Philip Snowden [former Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer] on the economy. Also includes a press cutting from the Nottingham Guardian reporting the speech. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4329 - 4331 (part).Press cuttings and typescripts for WSC's campaign speeches in Epping, Essex (24 October - 1 November, Chingford, Aldersbrook, Hermon Hill, Buckhurst Hill, Harlow, Wanstead, Waltham Abbey, South Woodford and Woodford Bridge). Subjects include: the Government's record; the Trades Union Bill; the economy; extending the franchise to women; criticism from Philip Snowden; Liberal indecision; the menace of Socialism; taxation. Source material includes a note from Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC], with an extract from 1st Lord Morley's "Life of Gladstone", on William Gladstone's reaction to Lord Randolph Churchill's resignation as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4332 - 4339.Press cutting from the Western Daily Press (10 November, Constitutional Club Luncheon, London), entitled "Progress of the Government", on the Government's record and responsibilities, and extending the franchise to women. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4339 - 4340.Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 December, debate with Ramsay MacDonald, Leader of the Opposition, Hardwicke Society Ladies' Night, Lincoln's Inn Hall, London) entitled "Socialism". Source material includes a list of Socialist principles, with refutations. Also includes a press cutting from the Yorkshire Post reporting on the debate. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4341 - 4342 (part).Typescript for WSC's press statement (20 January, Rome, Italy), entitled "Anglo-Italian Relations" on goodwill between Britain and Italy, WSC's respect for Benito Mussolini, economic policy in Britain and Italy, Fascism as an antidote to Communism, and British foreign policy. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4125 - 4126.Typescript for WSC's draft press statement (14 November), replying to David Lloyd George [Leader of the Liberal Party] on the improving economy, severing diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union, and trade with the Soviet Union. Also includes a note from [Ralph Hawtrey, Treasury], commenting on the statement.


  • Creation: 20 Jan 1927 - 09 Dec 1927

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