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    Herbert Morrison and Ernest Bevin make speeches to the Labour Party Conference.

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    Full title reads: "Blackpool - Labour Stages Election Year Conference".

    Blackpool, Lancashire. Herbert Morrison and Ernest Bevin speak.

    LV Blackpool. LV hall. MV Delegates take seats. LV Herbert Morrison rising to speak. MV Delegates applaud. SV Clement Attlee smoking pipe. MV Morrison speaking. MV Delegates. SV Emanuel (Manny) Shinwell and Sam Watson looking on. MV Morrison speaking: 'I freely agree with my colleagues in the Party that there remains plenty of room for improvement. We have only just taken them over. They have to be developed and in my judgement there will be room for criticism of socialised industries for quite a number of years to come. It'll be a marvel if they're not always open to criticism of one sort or another. Unless the economic foundations are healthy, unless production is virile and adequate in amount then all the rest of the programme is bound to be in a state of risk of some sort, and I want nobody to have the illusion, either in the conference or outside. I want nobody to have the illusion that we can get things without earning them. VS Delegates starting to clap. SV Ernest Bevin rises to speak. LV Bevin on rostrum. SV Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, Dr Edith Summerskill and Hugh Dalton. SV Bevin speaks: 'There are some people in the world who think Social Democracy is weak and can't resist but I believe that you can build a stronger resistance on the hearts and courage of voluntary association through a Democratic body, which will stand longer in the long run than any dictatorship that has ever been invented.' LV delegates applaud. MV Bevin: 'There's never been a dictator in this world that hasn't talked peace when he's been preparing for war. Do bear that in mind.' SV Attlee. 'It's the largest army, the greatest power in the world that is mobilised today, and I want to see that brought to an end, not by war but by example remaining firm ourselves.' SV Morrison looking on. 'I don't know what will happen. I'm not going to discuss Paris here this morning because you never know what may emerge before we break up.' SV Bevan looking on. 'I've been forced to the conclusion that the only thing we can really do is, if we can't agree how we shall live, at least agree to live together.' GV Audience rise to applaud. MV Bevin acknowledging applause.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:15:05:00 / 01:18:03:00

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