This collection of speeches in support of free trade by the future Prime Minister tracks his early rise in British Parliament.
Throughout his career—as both a Conservative and a Liberal—Winston Churchill was a strong supporter of free trade. As a Conservative, this position was sometimes controversial; early in his career, Churchill opposed Joseph Chamberlain's strategy of imposing tariffs to protect Britain’s economic dominance. When he defected to the Liberal Party in 1904, Churchill continued to be a fierce free trade advocate.
Originally published in 1906, For Free Trade was an influential political pamphlet that made Churchill’s speeches on the subject available to the British people. This collection contains speeches delivered in Manchester or The House of Commons between 1902 and 1905.