Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st April 1969.

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right hon. Gentlemen opposite do not share that view, which is predictable, they describe it—and this is another cue for them to cheer—as a "fag end" Budget. As that phrase was used by the right hon. Member for Bexley and repeated by the right hon. Member for Enfield, West on Wednesday, many people must have thought that it was an original phrase. But there is one right hon. Member opposite who knew that it was not and in whose mind it must have struck a chord. That is the right hon. Member for Barnet, because the phrase was the headline used in a national daily newspaper about his Budget in 1964"—"A Fag End Budget". The trouble is—