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Leader's speech, Blackpool 1946

Winston Churchill (Conservative)

Location: Blackpool

Commentary:

This was Churchill’s first speech since Labour’s victory in the 1945 general election. He criticised Labour’s record during its first 13 months in office, most notably for its introduction of bread rationing, its slow progress in building new homes, and its policy of nationalisation. Churchill also expressed concern about the possibility that India would leave the Empire, and the ongoing conflict in Palestine.

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