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Speech notes for WSC's speech (3 June, House of Commons) on India and the transfer of power including: the need for agreement of all parties and the likelihood of unrest. Source material includes: a paper on government policy regarding Indian independence and partition. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7499-500.
Speech notes for WSC's speech (4 August, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire) at the West Country Conservative Rally entitled "A Doctor's Mandate" including: criticism of the Labour government; post war decline; the mis-spending of the loan from the United States; the nationalisation of the coal industry; economic affairs; expenditure on the armed forces; the loss of India and Burma; food production; the importance of European integration; the Cold war and the iron curtain. Source material includes: notes from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat. Also includes copies of the speech issued to the press and press cuttings about the speech. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7500-9.
Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speeches (7, 8 and 11 August, House of Commons) on the transitional powers (supplies and services) bill on the extensive powers of the Labour government and the contrast between the National Government during World War II and the unity between the political parties. Source material includes notes on the aims of the Socialist Party. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7509-17.
Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (16 August, London) on the economic crisis entitled "No easy passage" including: criticism of the Labour government's employment policy; the large numbers of people wishing to emigrate; the need for reconstruction; and the high level of state intervention. Includes the phrase "The National Government, of which I was the head, had won the war. It was for the Socialist government to win the peace." Source material includes: notes for a broadcast by WSC in December 1945 on the loan from the United States; correspondence and suggestions from Majorie Maxse, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party organisation, Brendan Bracken, and Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party secretariat. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7517-21.
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