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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 04 Jun 1945 - 21 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/208A-C

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's election broadcast (4 June) entitled "Party politics again" on the forthcoming election including: his regret that it was not postponed until the end of the war against Japan; the establishment of a "National Government" composed of Conservative Party members; criticism of the behaviour of the Liberal and Labour parties and of socialism "No Socialist government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp, or violently-worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo"; and discussion of economic policy and demobilisation. Also includes correspondence from: Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions]; Eric Machtig, Under Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (3); James Stuart [Government Chief Whip]; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party; copies of correspondence and notes from John Peck [Private Secretary to WSC], John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] and John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; and notes on election issues and reaction to the speech in New Zealand and the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7169-74.Speech notes for WSC's election broadcast (13 June) entitled "A healthier nation" including: party politics; criticism of socialism and national ownership of industry; the importance of the home; health policy and the National Milk Scheme; national insurance and the 4 years plan; and house building. Includes correspondence from: Robert Boothby; Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham]; John Llewellin, Minister of Food (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann] (2); notes and correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] and John Colville; and notes on media reaction to the speech in the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7183-8.Speech notes for WSC's election broadcast (21 June) entitled "A threat to freedom" including: criticism of socialism and of the intervention of Harold Laski; food rations and supplies. Also includes correspondence from: Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith; Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin, Leslie Rowan, and John Colville; a copy of a speech [?by Clement Attlee]; newscuttings about a speech by [Sir Richard] Stafford Cripps; and notes on press reaction to the speech in the United States. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7191-5.

Dates

  • 04 Jun 1945 - 21 Jun 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

3 file(s) (3 bound files (341 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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