Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1970.

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The complaint of the right hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends is that we put a false prospectus before the nation on the basis of which we secured power. The fact is that on the basis of these election addresses we secured a tiny, tiny majority. We were then in power for a period and the people saw what we could achieve in government; and it was on the basis not of our promises of 1964 but on our performance from 1964 to 1966 that we returned to the electorate and won a massive majority. And it is on our performance that we are satisfied to be judged again.