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Your Money's Worth

Harold Wilson explains the reasons behind the rising cost of living under the Tories in this Labour election broadcast.

1955 15 mins


An election broadcast by the Labour Party on the rising cost of living. Dr Edith Summerskill illustrates the rising cost in essential foods, such as milk, cheese and meat, under the Tory government, and voices her concerns about poor nutrition. Harold Wilson speaks out against the "Tory lies" claiming Labour will reintroduce rationing, and explains the need for price controls against profiteering.