Orders of the Day — Motion of Censure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Kershaw Mr Anthony Kershaw , Stroud 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

The hon. Member will remember that my right hon. Friend was heavily attacked because his Budget was too deflationary. In any event, the second part of my point is that if we had not had the crisis of confidence which was induced by the party opposite it would not have been necessary to go in for these measures. The crisis of confidence was induced by the party opposite. After 13 years in opposition—and we can understand the climate of opinion—they were electioneering after the election was over. The first thing they did was to put £300 million in extra expenditure on the social and other services. One could hardly blame foreigners losing confidence if they found the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister saying that, economically, we were nearly bust and then reading in the newspapers the next morning that we had given away a large amount of extra money—