Government Policy

Part of Orders of the Day — King's Speech – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1947.

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Photo of Mr Wilfred Vernon Mr Wilfred Vernon , Camberwell Dulwich 12:00 am, 29th October 1947

I hope the hon. and gallant Gentleman the Member for Ayr Burghs (Sir T. Moore) will forgive me if I follow him only on one of the subjects which he raised, and that is the subject of co-operation. I was very interested in his lively and entertaining speech, especially when he dealt with cooperation. The Minister for Economic Affairs has asked for the co-operation of the whole nation, but the hon. and gallant Gentleman says, "Co-operation? All right, but on these conditions—that the Labour Party policy shall be withdrawn, that the principles of Socialism shall be dropped, or postponed, and that everything with which I disagree shall be removed." On those conditions, we may have his co-operation. I am afraid that the hon. and gallant Gentleman is really asking for too much, and that we shall have to get along, regretfully, without his assistance.