Anne Widdecombe on Fox Hunting

Curator Rob Perks discusses effective campaigning speeches, using examples of speeches by Christabel Pankhurst and Ann Widdecombe MP.

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On this page, Rob talks about Ann Widdecombe's 1997 speech on Fox Hunting. On the previous page, he discusses Christabel Pankhurst's 1908 speech on women's suffrage.

Rob Perks on Ann Widdecombe's Fox Hunting Speech

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Ann Widdecombe's speech on Fox Hunting

The Rt. Hon. Ann Widdecombe MP's speech on Fox Hunting

Ann Widdecombe has been a Conservative Member of Parliament for 20 years.

Unlike the majority of her political party, she supported the ban on fox hunting. In this speech to the House of Commons, she expresses her opposition to hunting with dogs.

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Who is talking?

Dr. Rob Perks - Curator of Oral History

Rob Perks is Curator of Oral History at the British Library Sound Archive, which collects oral history material that offers insights into British national identity and culture.