Public Expenditure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 1968.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Warrington 12:00 am, 18th January 1968

I hope that in the course of the next two years we shall be able to prove to this country that we are indeed capable of a strategy which can achieve the things to which we have set our hands. In the end the Conservatives were dismissed from government because people discovered that they were not competent to govern. We shall be judged by the same test, and if we have to swallow bitter medicine which does not seem to us in all its constituents to be directed to our disease, we will swallow that medicine in the hope that in the end the other constituents in it will help us to health.

In that confidence—if this is a crisis of confidence, then, like charity, confidence must be restored at home—I shall give the Government my vote.