There are, in my opinion, only two ways in which a financial Crisis of the Greatest Magnitude can be avoided.
Even if I were satisfied to the fullest extent that these powers were necessary to deal with a Crisis of the Greatest Magnitude, I must say the very last set of men to whom I should be prepared to part with these powers is the set of men I see opposite on the Government benches at the present time, and their supporters behind them.
Would not it be more honest for the hon. Lady and her friends at the same time to make it clear that before the late Government went out of office this country was plunged into a Crisis of the Greatest Magnitude?
Here we are, in the midst of a Crisis of the Greatest Magnitude, debating these grave matters in a thinlyattended House in the euphoria of a holiday which is about to begin.
In what I know everyone will say was a fine and courageous speech, the hon. Member for Ashfield (Mr. Marquand) said that we were suffering an economic and financial Crisis of the Greatest Magnitude.