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1960 Nov 17 Th
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Abergavenny Conservatives

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Speech
Venue:Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales
Source:Western Mail, 18 November 1960
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:Time uncertain.
Importance ranking:Minor
Word count:98
Themes:Defence (general), Conservatism

Woman MP Backs Bomb

If something was worth defending it was worth doing it with the best weapons available, said Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P. for Finchley, opening a fair organised by the Abergavenny branch of the Monmouth Women's Unionist Association yesterday.

"I am for the most up-to-date nuclear deterrents we can get," she said.

Mrs. Thatcher, who was introduced by Mrs. Peter Thorneycroft, said the Conservative system was the only one that could contain both progress and the freedom of the individual.