• Short Summary

    Will Lawther makes an anti-Communist speech to the TUC Congress.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Bridlington - TUC Backs Government Policy".

    Bridlington, Yorkshire.

    LV Bridlington harbour. MV The Spa Theatre.

    SV General Secretary Vincent Tewson, Harry C Bates (American Federation of Labour), Sir Luke Fawcett and Mr Murdoch (Labour Congress of Canada) gather outside TUC Congress. CU Mr Bates pan to Sir Luke Fawcett pan to Mr Murdoch.

    SV Councillor Eastwood, who has been expelled from holding office for three years. CU Councillor Eastwood.

    MV Side view people going into theatre. LV crowded auditorium. SV Sir Luke Fawcett taking his seat. MV The Vice Chairman, Miss Florence Hancocks. SV Sir Arthur Deakin. MV trade union delegate in audience.

    MV Sir William Lawther speaking. "I should like it to go forth to the world from this Congress that our Trade Unions have found and are using better methods of settling industrial disputes than the use of the strike weapon. Not a little of the industrial trouble we have had recently has been caused by Trade Unionists, who have allowed themselves to become involved in stoppages of work deliberately engineered by Communist agitators. I say to those of our members who have been deceived and misled in regard to the right and wrongs of recent industrial disputes that they are playing into the hands of those who seek to subvert our Trade Union Organisation". Cut in shots of delegates listening.

    LV Lawther sits down and applause. GV Audience clapping.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:07:00 / 01:10:58:00

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