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1950 Sep 28 Th
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to East Sheen Conservative Women

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Speech
Venue:Penrhyn Rooms, East Sheen, West London
Source:Richmond Herald, 1 October 1950
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:Editor’s summary but text here reproduced includes all of MT’s quoted words. Full text available on CD-ROM.
Importance ranking:Minor
Word count:207
Themes:Privatised and state industries, Public spending and borrowing
Editor's summary

The Battle Ahead

MT spoke in place of Miss Pat Hornsby Smith, M.P. for Chislehurst to East Sheen Women Conservatives. There had been duplication of dates and Hornsby Smith had to keep a previous engagement at Fulham.

MT spoke on the battle ahead. On nationalisation of steel, MT commented that only little men would put party before the welfare of the State and that the high cost of living was partly due to needless government expenditure. Private enterprise was the alternative to nationalisation.