Under these circumstances, I think it highly expedient that the public should be accustomed, in ordinary times, to deeming paper, of a certain description, secure of convertibility; because, when an Extreme Crisis arrives, instead of looking for gold, which cannot be had, they will be 291 satisfied with this paper, which is morally certain of convertibility, and so the panic will be staid in its progress.
Why, since that time the fluctuations had been greater and more violent than at any other period, except in the case of an Extreme Crisis.
In This Extreme Crisis the landlords showed no disposition to give mercy to the people.
Under these circumstances, without straining unduly the privileges of private Members, I do protest against what I believe to be a very rigid use of closure and guillotine, the use of an instrument which the Prime Minister himself said when in Opposition should only be used in times of Extreme Crisis and public emergencies.
but they have accepted it on one consideration only, and that is that they, as others in this country, are a loyal body of men who desire not to raise at this moment of Extreme Crisis any strong objection to the principle of any Bill which the Government of the day, composed as it is of all parties, consider necessary to bring in for the benefit of the nation.
Can he say what social purposes will be served or what advantage will be obtained by the country during This Extreme Crisis by having an incomplete register of young women between fifteen and eighteen Is there any reason why he should ask the House to give him these powers?
They may be aware of an Extreme Crisis arising and tormented by the fear that difficulties are likely to arise between this country and a foreign nation, possibly with a declaration of war, and there is no opportunity save by broadcasting to allay their fears except through a Debate in this House and a statement made by the Government.
If I went into an area during a period of Extreme Crisis during this war and made a very strong anti-war speech saying that the slaughter was all wrong, that we should reason these things out and get down to settling things at the earliest possible moment, that could be interpreted as designed to assist the enemy in so far as it would weaken our morale or war effort.
They were designed to give information in different localities at a time of Extreme Crisis when communications might be cut.
The decision was welcomed by many people as ending a policy only appropriate to the Extreme Crisis of 1940.
I was pointing out that in this matter the Opposition are faced with a situation of Extreme Crisis affecting a point of great importance in what might be called the South-Eastern defences of the nations against the onward march of Communism.
We have also to face the fact that at the moment we are living in a condition of Extreme Crisis.
Unless the Federation were to be involved in an Extreme Crisis it is highly improbable that any future Labour Government would be in a position to restore the pre-1953 situation, however much its members might like to do so.
I was very anxious to avoid a sense of too Extreme Crisis or panic which I thought was rather a danger in August.
The present rate is a signal of Extreme Crisis which is not a signal which we wish to fly, for the world to see, for a moment longer than we can avoid.
I was in agreement with a great deal of the speech of my right hon. Friend the Member for Battersea, North (Mr. Jay) except when he said that he did not consider that we were in a state of Extreme Crisis.
It, as the Secretary of the Building Employers' Federation said a while ago, is a position of Extreme Crisis.
At this moment of Extreme Crisis, it should be studied, thought about, and discussed by everyone.
I am always amazed that, at times of Extreme Crisis such as he have endured for the past five weeks, I have received 10 times as many letters about seals as about the Falkland Islands.
If we are asked to provide an insurance policy which would be called upon only in a time of Extreme Crisis, but which, as I have tried to explain, could not possibly be cashed, we have to ask ourselves whether it is not more honourable to say no now, rather than be forced to say no and renege on previous undertakings in the future.
In the most Extreme Crisis we have faced in our membership of the European Community, we had to resort to tactics that were nearly illegal because we did not have any friends.
Clearly, some areas are in Extreme Crisis--for example, Devon, Cumbria and Powys--while much of the nation is barely affected by it.
Now it brings in £600 million a year; a massive increase in the flow of resources into the game, but an increase that co-exists with a state of Extreme Crisis.
Its chief executive and most of its senior staff have left, almost all of its operational targets seem to have been missed, and the organisation is in Extreme Crisis.
Even two years ago, the situation in our embassy in Turkey was still one of pretty Extreme Crisis.
However, ordinary citizens who find themselves caught in the media spotlight, often at a time of Extreme Crisis or loss, should reasonably expect that their personal information is not illegally accessed and published.
I find it difficult to visualise a situation short of an Extreme Crisis where armed conflict would be undertaken without parliamentary approval.