• Short Summary

    Liberal party leader Clement Davies outlines his party's message for the forthcoming election.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Liberal Message".

    Kingsway Hall, London.

    LV Liberal party leader Clement Davies rises to speak amidst applause. SV Davies moving towards mike. MV Lord Herbert Samuels. MV Clement Davies about to speak. CU Clement Davies speaking. "The Government has seen fit, and rightly I think, to appeal to the country, and to submit itself to the grand inquest of the nation. Supposing they win, supposing they come back on the 25th October - now you tell me. will you shouting "Here Here" who's going to be Prime Minister? Mr. Aneurin Bevan or Mr. Attlee? Mr Gaitskell will be sacked. Mr. Wilson then be chancellor of the Exchequer, there's your new Government. The principle of liberalism is to be found in the spiritual value that it puts upon every individual man and woman and that's why I fight on, paying more attention to the dignity of my fellow man than to any material wealth however great that may be. So it is we are proud of our tradition, we are proud of principles we are here to tell the people what we think the right thing to do. If it's sacrifices. that have to be made, then we will face up to them. it's in that way that this country built up its great strength, Aye, and its influence, not only upon the Commonwealth but upon all other free nations. It's for that ladies and gentlemen, I still fight on. and will fight on, and I give you the assurance that as long as there is a breath in my body I will fight for freedom and for liberalism"

    (Orig. Track "E" ) (Title Scene "F")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:47:07:00 / 01:49:05:00

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