Ref No20511
Alt Ref No20511
Artist or CreatorMichael Cummings
Title or Caption"Surely you don't take politicians SERIOUSLY! We always pull your leg!"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date11 Jun 1971
Embedded text or transcriptReduce prices at a stroke!
Mr. Prior
A better tomorrow with the Conservatives!
Th pound in your pocket has not been devalued!
You know Labour government works!
It's peace in out time!
Person DepictedHeath; Edward (1916-2005)
Prior; James Michael Leathes (1927-); Lord
Wilson; Harold (1916-1995)
Chamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)
Implied textQuotes: "From now on, the pound abroad is worth 14 per cent or so less in terms of other currencies. That doesn't mean, of course, that the Pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued. Harold Wilson. Televised speech, November 19, 1967 following the devaluation of the Pound Sterling.
Speeches: "This would, at a stroke, reduce the rise in prices, increase production and reduce unemployment" Part of the prepared text of a speech to be given by Ted Heath on proposals to reduce taxation in 1970. The sentence was never delivered in the speech but was distributed to journalists and highlighted in press reports.
Political slogans: Conservative Party Manifesto 1970: A Better Tomorrow
NotesNews: 11 June: Mr Prior said on the radio programme World at One, that he did not believe that housewives took the claim that prices would be reduced at a stroke "all that seriously".
SubjectsConservative Party
Election campaigns
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