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Artist or CreatorBernard Cookson
Title or Caption"The trouble is I didn't take it seriously either!"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening News
Date11 Jun 1971
Embedded text or transcriptPrices cut at a stroke - Housewives didn't take it seriously
Person DepictedWilson; Harold (1916-1995)
Castle; Barbara (1910-2002); Baroness Castle of Blackburn
Callaghan; James (1912-2005)
Implied textSpeeches: "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 in1970. The sentence was never delivered in the speech but was distributed to journalists and highlighted in press reports.
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".
SubjectsElection campaigns
ex-prime ministers
Labour Party
price freezes
House of Commons
Leader of the Opposition
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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