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Lady Tweedsmuir, M.P. In a Brief Talk about Politics

Lady Tweedsmuir, Unionist MP for Aberdeen, addresses the housewives of Britain on the dangers of Socialism.

Party political broadcast 1949 4 mins


It's a slippery slope from Socialism to Communism, warns MP for Aberdeen Lady Tweedsmuir, in a cut-glass English accent which no doubt marked her out from the local constituency. With references to shortages and rationing - both still a feature of daily life in 1949 - it's clear that her address is targeted at the hard-pressed housewife.