Scope and Contents
Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: relations between politicians and the press; free speech, particularly adverse reactions to JEP's speeches and intolerance shown by universities; Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe]; housing policy; the world monetary system; the balance of payments deficit; reform of the House of Lords; Labour prices and incomes policy; taxation; nationalisation, particularly of the railways; Conservatism since 1951; trade union law; national unity, particularly on self-rule for Wales; Britain's military role in the 1970's; the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia] and the balance of power in Europe; the fixed exchange and dirigisme; Conservatism and social problems; growth in public spending, particularly on education; Britain's place in the world, and relations with France; immigration (including 'Rivers of Blood', Birmingham [Warwickshire], 20 April 1968); industrial development; productivity targets; the nuclear deterrent and defence spending; inflation; the failure of Labour's economic policy and devaluation; international money and the investor; bureaucracy, particularly Industrial Training Boards.
Also includes: paper by Professor William Hutt commenting on JEP's views on inflation, the fixed exchange and dirigisme; letter from Ralph Duckworth, Director, British Mechanical Engineering Federation, thanking JEP for a speech; extract from a speech by Edward du Cann on Britain's over-ambitious foreign policy; Labour's transport policy; the Common Market.
- 1966-07 - 1975-07
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DateText: The speeches date from May 1967 to December 1968.
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