• Short Summary

    Leader of he Labour Party Mr Clement Attlee addresses the people.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "GENERAL ELECTION

    Pathe Gazette has invited leading political spokesmen to give a brief statement of their parties' policies.

    Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of this Newsreel".

    The Parties Speak - No. 4. - The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee -Labour Party".

    Various shots of the leader of Labour Party Clement Attlee speaking on the coming Election (natural sound): "The Parliament of 1935 had a big Conservative majority. The policy pursued by the Conservative Government landed this country into war. It was due to the action of the Labour Party that this Conservative Government resigned. Mr Churchill who had opposed his own party formed an all party government which successfully brought us to victory. Now a new Parliament must be elected. The choice is between that same Conservative Party which stands for private enterprise, private profit and private interest and the Labour Party which demands that in peace as in war the interests of the whole people should come before those of a section. Labour puts first things first. Security from war, food, clothing, houses, employment, leisure and social security for all must come before the claims of the few for more rent, interest and profit. We have shown that we can organise the resources of the country to win the war. We can do the same in peace".

    End title reads: "OTHER PARTY SPEAKERS ARE IN THIS SERIES OF PRE-ELECTION TALKS, APPEARING IN CONSECUTIVE ISSUES OF THIS NEWSREEL."

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1157.10
    Media URN:
    40055
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:56:00 / 01:22:38:00
    Canister:
    45/49

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