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Leader's speech, Scarborough 1952

Winston Churchill (Conservative)

Location: Scarborough

Commentary:

By the time of this conference, the Conservatives had been in government for almost one year. When they took office, Britain was heading towards bankruptcy as a result of the ‘reckless extravagance’ of the previous Labour government, and the task of bringing about economic recovery was proving to be a formidable one. To boost trade domestically and abroad, Churchill pledged to repeal the Transport and Steel Nationalisation Acts in the name of free enterprise and increased efficiency. He also spoke about the forthcoming US Presidential Election, and of the need for Britain to strengthen its ties with America in the face of the communist threat.

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