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Speeches, 1974-03 - 1974-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/10

Scope and Contents

Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: the balance of payments and international exchange rates; Northern Ireland, particularly the Constitutional Convention, representation of Ulster in the British Parliament, the General Election in Northern Ireland, including JEP's election speech, agriculture and the 1973 constitution; relations between the Church and the monarchy; political responsibility, relating to the Conservative Party's abandonment of its principles; housing; Britain's entry into the Common Market; inflation; the newspaper industry; local government and devolution; political and public responsibility for health and the environment.

Also includes handwritten draft speech notes by JEP: rough notes on thought and will, relating to human actions, good and evil and associations between races; notes for speech to the Convention of the Associated General Contractors of San Diego, United States (11 Mar 74), on problems with Western society, particularly on over-reliance on the state at the expense of capitalism and a free society; notes for speech at the Ulster Hall, Belfast (18 Apr 74), on Northern Ireland’s future as part of the United Kingdom, following the 1974 General Election; notes for speech to the Conservative Trident Group (10 May 74) on regaining party unity, policy on Europe and prospects for a new Commonwealth.


  • Creation: 1974-03 - 1974-12

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Speeches 9

Existence and Location of Copies

Master file at POLL 4/2/3.

Finding aid date

2002-08-28 16:58:31+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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