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Speeches: Speech notes., 16 Jan 1950 - 28 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/30A-B

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Speech notes for WSC's party political broadcast (21 January) for the Conservative Party entitled "The Conservative Point of View" on subjects including: the importance of voting and of the election; criticism of socialism and the principle of state control; the rejection of socialism in New Zealand and the United States; the need to establish basic standards of living and counter unemployment; Labour government expenditure; the importance of food production; economic affairs; and social reform. Source material includes: notes and correspondence from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat, Mark Chapman-Walker, John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont] of the Conservative Party Research Department. Also includes copies of the speech issued to the Press. Published: Complete Speeches VIII, pp 7903-7.Speech notes for WSC's speech (18 January, Woodford [Essex]) on his adoption as candidate including: his pleasure at being selected; Liberalism; the decision not to broadcast speeches by Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury, President of the Liberal Party Organisation] or Aneurin Bevan [Minster of Health]; WSC's support for the loan from the United States; criticism of the Labour government's economic policy, expenditure, manifesto, the planned nationalisation of the steel industry, rationing and taxation. Includes the phrase "Grapple with your duties and your perils while you still have your ancient strength." Also includes copies of the speech issued to the Press. Published: Complete Speeches VIII, pp 7907-14.


  • Creation: 16 Jan 1950 - 28 Jan 1950

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