Former MP, Ashfield
I wonder whether my right hon. Friend would say why we should engage in any military operations at all in Asia in the 1970s?
I am grateful for the opportunity during my last speech in this House to explain why it will not be possible tomorrow night for me to vote either with the Government or with the Opposition. When I came to this House, 20½ years ago, it was with a Labour Government who, within a space of three years, carried out a substantial internal social revolution. Then we had the word consolidation,...
I am sorry, Mr. Speaker, but if the right hon. Member for Flint, West (Mr. Birch) had risen to make his interjection, I should never have committed my indiscretion. The fire power of this country is tiny in comparison with that of the super-Powers. Yet we are still to have a world rôle in a military sense—not just a European rôle, not just a North Atlantic rôle, a North...
Former MP for Ashfield
Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 10 March 1966 — General election
Also represented Broxtowe; Luton
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