Norman Tebbit (b. 1931), British Conservative politician. speech, Oct. 15, 1981, Conservative Party Conference, Blackpool, England.
On his unemployed father during the Depression. Tebbit's speech, contrasting his father's self-help approach with the attitude of rioters in Britain during the previous summer, was received with a rousing ovation at the conference, but provoked widespread controversy in the country at a time when unemployment stood at three million.