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Speeches: speech notes., May 1945 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/15A-C

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 November 1947, House of Commons) on Burma [later Myanmar] including: the agreement made in 1945; the need for development of a constitution in Burma; protection for the frontier tribes; criticism of the Labour government's proposed bill granting full independence; and the cases of U Aung Sang and U Saw. Source material includes: a copy of the bill granting independence to Burma; a statement of government policy on Burma (May 1945) and a Hansard copy of a debate on Burma (dating to December 1946). Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7558-63.Speech notes for WSC's speech (11 November 1947, House of Commons) on the second reading of the Parliament bill including: his decision to attend the debate against medical advice; a speech made by Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons]; WSC's stance on the 1911 Parliament Act; democracy and the need for checks against power; the desire of the Labour government to have excessive control; and the constitution of the United States. Source material includes: notes of a speech made by Herbert Morrison on the Parliament bill; proofs of a section of WSC's speech in Miami, United States (26 February 1946, see CHUR 5/4A-B). Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7563-72.Speech notes for WSC's speech (6 December 1947, Belle Vue, Manchester) at the Conservative Party North-Western area meeting entitled "Britain in peril" including: his memories of speaking at Belle Vue [in 1906]; his consistent approach to social reform; criticism of Labour government policy on issues including the state monopoly, economic policy and the mis-spending of the loan from the United States, poor post war reconstruction, demobilisation, the evacuation of troops from Palestine, employment and the nationalisation of the coal industry. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7572-9.


  • Creation: May 1945 - Dec 1947

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