Winston Churchill in the House of Commons



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Y/M/D Description Place
1901/02/14 Churchill takes his seat in the House of Commons.
1901/02/18 Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons, in which he bitterly criticizes the war in South Africa saying "if I were a Boer I hope I should be fighting in the field." Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1916/03/07 While on leave from the front, Churchill suffers a severe political setback when he condemns the government's conduct of the war in a speech in the House of Commons and calls for the return of Sir John Fisher as First Sea Lord. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1926/04/27 April 27. Churchill presents his second budget as Chancellor to the House of Commons.
1926/07/07 Churchill contributes in a raucous debate on the British Gazette in the House of Commons. He declares, "I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire." Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1927/04/11 April 11. Churchill presents the budget to the House of Commons.
1928/04/24 Winston Churchill delivers his fourth budget at the House of Commons in which the first British tax on petrol is introduced.
1929/04/15 April 15. Churchill delivers his fifth budget to the House of Commons.
1932/05/13 In a speech to the House of Commons, Churchill warns against France and Germany being equal in military strength saying he would ask those who do, "Do you wish for war?" Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1933/03/10 In the House of Commons, Churchill opposes the government's proposals to reduce spending on the air force for the second year in a row.
1933/11/07 Churchill warns that Germany has already begun to rearm in the House of Commons. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1934/11/28 Churchill warns in a speech in the House of Commons that Germany will reach parity in air strength in 1935. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1936/11/12 Churchill makes a brilliant speech in the House of Commons in the defense debate.
1936/12/07 Churchill can not make himself heard amid the uproar and is shouted down in the House of Commons as he pleads on the King's behalf. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1938/03/14 Churchill speaks on the German annexation of Austria in the House of Commons. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1938/10/05 Churchill denounces the Munich Agreement in the House of Commons as "a defeat without a war." Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1940/05/08 Churchill vigorously defends the government in the Norway debate in the House of Commons.
1940/05/13 Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his first speech to the House of Commons, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat...". Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1940/05/28 Churchill makes a statement in the House of Commons on the surrender of Belgium warning of "hard and heavy tidings to come."
1940/06/04 Winston Churchill's speaks of the great military disaster at Dunkirk and warns of the expected invasion by Nazi Germany to the House of Commons. "We shall fight on the beaches..." Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1940/06/18 Churchill speech at the House of Commons end with: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.' Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1940/07/04 Winston Churchill speaks on the destruction of the French fleet in the House of Commons.
1942/07/02 Following the surrender of the British garrison at Tobruk, a motion of "No Confidence" in the Churchill government is debated in the House Commons. The motion is defeated 475 to 25.
1944/06/06 At midday Churchill addresses House of Commons announcing the liberation of Rome and the Normandy landings.
1945/05/08 Winston Churchill announces the end of the war in Europe in the House of Commons. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster
1945/07/26 The results of the general election are announced. The Conservatives are defeated and Clement Attlee succeeds Churchill as Prime Minister. Churchill is reelected as a Member of Parliament and becomes Leader of Opposition in the House of Commons.
1945/08/15 August 15. Churchill speaks on the surrender of Japan in the House of Commons.
1964/07/27 Winston Churchill attends the House of Commons for the last time. Houses Of Parliament, Palace of Westminster

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