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Woodford, Essex, England: LV Towards Mr. and Mrs. Churchill arriving. LV Walls to table on platform. SV PAN People applauding GV People in hall listening to speech. (silent scene). SCU Churchill speaking (NAT. SD.) SCU Ditto. (NAT. SD.) CU Ditto (NAT. SD.) SV Ditto (NAT. SD.)
'I have no doubt you have been following the exhibition I can use no other word which the heads of the Russian state have been making of their tour through India and Burma.
But the behaviour of their leader must not lead us to suppose that Russian power and capacity is not growing in many other directions. I will take only one example tonight. Technological Education. This is an all-important subject in which Great Britain has allowed herself to fall behind. We are already surpassed by Russia on a scale which is most alarming.
SCU This is a matter which needs the immediate attention of Her Majesty's Government.
CU: I am firmly convinced that the one hope of success lies in the quality and native genius of our island race. We must give full scope to the spirit of adventure adaptability enterprise hard work and contrivance which brought us to a commanding position in the world, and which alone can retain it for us.
SV Churchill speaks. Finish and sits down to applause. You will I am confident be equal to your opportunity.
The House of Commons thought not, and I think they were right. It is asked what about free speech? I am all for free speech. I am all for a state of affairs where a man and woman should form his own opinion and express the same to as many as care to listen. But that is quite a different thing to a man getting hold of an instruction and talking as he could do in this country to 15,000,000 people on the particular topics which the House of Commons has indicated that is going to discuss. Who is going to give this man access to the instrument of such superhuman power. Surely wants looking into before we accord to anyone such an extraordinary multiplication of human power The House of Commons as been fully justified in taking its time over this and not allowing its authority to be weekend.
CU Lady Churchill
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