• Short Summary

    Anthony Eden makes a lengthy speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Anthony Eden speaks at Tory / Conservative Party Conference.

    Brighton, East Sussex.

    L/S of the speakers' platform at the Tory Party Conference as the Mayor of Brighton says how highly honoured Brighton is to be hosting the conference. Several rows of men and women (MPs?) are sitting on the platform.

    Loud applause from the delegates and audience as Anthony Eden goes to the podium to make his speech. He talks of the current Government being Socialist and lists several humorous references to that fact. He says the nation is now suffering from Government's too rigid commitment to their policy and says it's impossible to go up and down the country without hearing "What would the Tories do about it". He opines that it is their duty to answer this question and lists true leadership as an important factor. He talks of policies being thought out in imperial terms. Harold Macmillan is seen sitting at the front table of the delegates.

    Several cuts in the speech make it hard to grasp the main gist of some of his points. Eden says firmly "No more nationalisation, let us unite and not divide the nation on economic policy". He urges to stop the inflation by a properly balanced budget. He says exports should come out of greater production "so that we share in plenty rather than in scarcity".

    He ends by saying the Conservatives stand for the individual and regard the family as the basic social unit and the sanctity of family life as vital to the health of the state.

    Story ends before the end of the speech.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:27:00 / 01:19:45:00
    UN 1820 A

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