Speech to Abergavenny Conservatives
|Document type:||public statement|
|Venue:||Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales|
|Source:||Western Mail, 18 November 1960|
|Editorial comments:||Time uncertain.|
|Themes:||Conservatism, Defence (general)|
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.