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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 24 Oct 1955 - 16 Dec 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/59A-C

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Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (18 November, Monkhams Ward Dinner and Dance, Woodford [Essex]) on the increased Conservative majority, Conservative support for a varied, tolerant society, the current political situation, including the last Budget, the rejection of nationalization by the electorate, and Labour's lack of other policies. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8662 - 3.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (24 November, Harrow [Middlesex]) on receiving the freedom of Harrow and a gift of a crystal casket, Harrow School and the parts played by it and the town, and WSC's first visit to Harrow to take his school entrance examination.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (5 December, Woodford Young Conservatives Rally, Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford) entitled "Young Conservatives" on subjects including: the recent resurgence of the Conservative Party, especially in the expansion of the Young Conservative movement; the disillusionment of the young with Socialism; the achievements of the Young Conservatives; the lack of young members in the Labour Party, and their shortage of policies on leading issues after the failure of nationalization; the economic and foreign policy results of a Labour Government and improvements under the Conservatives; continuing difficulties with the balance of trade and the need for economic restraint; the tour by Soviet leaders through India and Burma [later Myanmar]; the development of Soviet technological education beyond British standards, and the need to fund technical schools; the advantages of mechanization; Britain's responsibilities and need for economic strength to fulfil them. Source material includes: letters from George Christ [Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Conservative Party] (2), with extracts from past speeches by WSC on Conservative policy; notes from Christ on the expansion of the Young Conservatives, British opportunities and responsibilities, Conservative achievements and differences from Labour and foreign policy, including the deterioration in the Middle East and breakdown in talks at Geneva [Switzerland]; extracts from the Conservative Weekly Newsletter on housing and the economy; letter and draft notes from John Colville [former Joint Principal Private Secretary to WSC]; note from W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler [Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association] on local Young Conservatives; letter and notes from "C" [1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann] on the importance of science and technology. Also includes press cuttings on the speech. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8663 - 6.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (7 December, Drapers' Hall, London) for the presentation of the Williamsburg Award, on the importance of unity between Britain and the United States, the forthcoming visit of Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Prime Minister] and Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Foreign Secretary] to the United States, the honour of the award given to WSC, his American ancestry and friendship with Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States, and the gift of the Williamsburg Bell. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8667 - 8.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (16 December, Mansion House [London]) on receiving the freedom of Belfast and Londonderry [Ulster, Ireland], on WSC's past involvement with Irish politics, the growing goodwill between Ireland and Northern Ireland, Ireland joining the United Nations, common ground with Britain against Communism, Belfast and Londonderry's share in the war, high unemployment and new industry in Ulster. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8668 - 9.


  • Creation: 24 Oct 1955 - 16 Dec 1955

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