Leader's speech, Blackpool 1954
Winston Churchill (Conservative)
This speech was Churchill’s last as Party leader and Prime Minister. Here, he reflected on the achievements of his government, which included higher levels of employment and the abolition of many of the wartime regulations, and outlined his aims for the future. In the international arena, a key event was the Nine Powers London Conference, at which delegates discussed ways of integrating West Germany into Europe after the failure of the European Defence Community. Churchill also spoke of the importance of the USA’s support, without which the whole of Europe would be subjugated to Soviet communism.
Owing to a copyright issue this speech has been removed.