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So It's Dulles Ditchwater 
Text  Moore, H. Napier, So It's Dulles Ditchwater, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 11 Oct 1956, 10-20  An explanation of the origin of the title for this address. The Suez crisis: a brief review of the situation. An answer to the question that is being asked of Eden's action in mobilizing armed strength and rushing troops, warships and aircraft to the Mediterranean: was it wise? The political...
Behind the Scenes 
Text  Baxter, Arthur Beverley, Behind the Scenes, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 22 Sep 1932, 218-231  What has gone on in the Old Country more or less behind the scenes. Political developments in Great Britain since the speaker was last here in 1928. From Baldwin to MacDonald. The going of the gold standard. The speaker's encounter with Lord Beaverbrook on the day of the financial crash....
Britain; Today and Tomorrow 
Text  Garner, Sir Saville, Britain; Today and Tomorrow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 28 Feb 1957, 252-262  The background to the Suez crisis as it affects Britain. Oil and the Middle East. Four urgent problems with regard to the Middle East: Clearing the Canal; Permanent arrangements for the Canal; Israel-Arab tension; General security in the area, with a discussion of each. Other subjects are...
The New Empire Partnership 
Text  Hurd, Sir Percy, The New Empire Partnership, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Sep 1932, 232-238  The British attitude towards the Imperial Economic Conference which has just been held at Ottawa. What it means to the average Englishman and what he expects from it. The prospects of this new policy of Empire partnership to which the Governments of the Empire are committed. The political...
Conservative Party Policy in Britain 
Text  Heath, The Rt. Hon. Edward, Conservative Party Policy in Britain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 17 May 1967, 1-17  Some remarks about the office and history of the office of the Lord Privy Seal. The Conservative Party of Britain today: some recent history and recent progress in terms of party policy. Indications of the policies as they have now emerged. A bit of forecasting about the Party under the speaker's...
Report on Britain 
Text  Barkway, Michael, Report on Britain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Mar 1947, 279-288  The speaker's recent visit to Britain and the conditions there during the worst weather in 100 years. Some salient facts. Along with the worst weather in a long time, a lack of resources of water power or anything else. The dependency upon coal of Britain's industry, domestic consumption, and...
Britain: A Force in Today's World 
Text  Day, His Excellency, Sir Derek, Britain: A Force in Today's World, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 24 Apr 1986, 402-410  Britain identifying a role for itself in the world, commensurate with its economic potential and drawing upon the still-considerable resources of its people. From whence that role is derived. Aspect of Britain's national and international life where a force and influence is still exerted. Some...
The Political Future in England 
Text  Kerr, Philip, The Political Future in England, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 18 Oct 1934, 67-80  The political situation, the economic situation in the Old Country today. Whether Great Britain is reasonably well-equipped to weather the storms which lie ahead. Three factors of the British recovery: the return to power at the election of 1931 of a National Government which marked the end of a...
The Heirs of Runnymede 
Text  Thatcher, The Rt. Hon. Margaret, The Heirs of Runnymede, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 25 Sep 1975, 30-40  The Heirs of Runnymede--the liberties first expressed in Magna Carta--heirs to a rule of law and a responsibility to pass those rights on to the next generation. Problems in Great Britain, similar to those faced in all western socieities: inflation, unemployment, absence of growth, and public...
The British Election 
Text  Baldwin, Warren, The British Election, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 2 Mar 1950, 237-247  The speaker's recent two-week trip to Britain. Questions he went with. The key question: "Is the maintenance of close economic ties with the United Kingdom today worth the effort we are making and the effort we will have to make? The speaker's conviction that it is worth any effort, almost any...
Modern British Liberalism and the Empire 
Text  Perks, Sir Robert W., Modern British Liberalism and the Empire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 27 May 1909, 11-21  The attitude of Modern Liberalism towards some of the problems which confront us. The speaker's personal political background. The Liberal League, the Imperialistic section of the Liberal Party. The speaker's declaration that England is not a decadent and dying nation. Some examples of what gets...
The Parliamentary Crisis in the United Kingdom 
Text  Marine, Hon. A.B., The Parliamentary Crisis in the United Kingdom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 16 Dec 1909, 53-66  Two main issues on which the Liberal Party in Great Britain appeals to the Electors for support: principally, on a cry against the House of Lords; subordinately, upon the Budget; sectionally, upon Home Rule for Ireland. The Liberal-Unionists ask support upon a national policy of Tariff Reform,...
The First Labour Government of Great Britain 
Text  Snowden, Mrs. Philip, The First Labour Government of Great Britain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 31 Jan 1925, 43-58  Removing misunderstandings about the association of the British Labour Movement with the Bolshevik Party of Russia, as heard by the speaker in this country. The difference between cheese and chalk not greater than the difference between the first labour Government of Great Britain and the...
British Colonies in the Future 
Text  Lord Hailey, British Colonies in the Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 18 Dec 1942, 239-255  The speaker's feeling that we have reached the turning-point of the war. The awareness and appreciation in Great Britain of the part that Canada has played in the war. A division of the great body of nations which makes up the British Commonwealth into three parts: the United Kingdom and the great...
The Present Political Situation in England 
Text  Fraser, Captain Ian, The Present Political Situation in England, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 1 May 1931, 143-151  Reference to Tag Day for the Blind. Disappointment with the Imperial Conference last year, and reasons for that disappointment. The unlikelihood that any measure of reciprocal preference with regard to trade will come under the present British government. Some comments on the side-shows within the...
Recent Developments in Parliamentary Institutions 
Text  Borden, R.L., Recent Developments in Parliamentary Institutions, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 22 Nov 1905, 62-72  The development during the past two centuries in Great Britain. On considering the system of government which we have today, remembering that the idealists of the 18th Century were aiming at exclusion from Parliament of those invested with executive power. The aim of the English statesmen of the...
The Economic Consequences of General de Gaulle 
Text  Wedgwood, Sir John, The Economic Consequences of General de Gaulle, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 27 Feb 1964, 270-278  Some quotes from the debate in the House of Commons in London on February 6th, 1964 on "Commonwealth Trade and Technical Assistance." What it all means in terms of the United Kingdom attempting to join the European Economic Community. Reasons for the change. The attitude of the British Labour...
Britain's Problems In Perspective 
Text  Grierson, Ronald H., Britain's Problems In Perspective, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 29 Feb 1968, 329-339  Putting the much advertised problems of Britain into reasonable perspective. The picture of Britain that has emerged. Contraindications through examples. The crux of the British problem. Some obvious problems. Lacking the joy of business. The transformation which Britain needs and which she is...
The Labor Situation in Great Britain 
Text  Fay, C.R., The Labor Situation in Great Britain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 6 Nov 1924, 301-310  Three aspects of the labour situation in Great Britain: the labour situation viewed as a political crisis; the same situation viewed as an economic crisis; dropping the word "crisis," endeavouring to see how far we can apply the notion for which we are here today: the notion of imperial liaison...
Some New Elements in British Politics 
Text  Buchan, John, Some New Elements in British Politics, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 23 Oct 1924, 273-284  First, a word about British socialism. Difference from the continental variety. British socialism more an economical idea than a political creed. The British talent for compromise, with example. Characterization of British labour. The British Labour Party: nominally socialistic, but in practice...
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