We hear every day that the Crisis of the Country demands sacrifices, that half measures will not do, that we must have something strong.
, who, on all occasions of difficulty, in every Crisis of the Country, waving all political hostility, had uniformly come forward in support of the country.
In conclusion, he observed, that he really did not know how to give expression to the sense which he entertained of the magnitude of this question; convinced, as he was, that the Crisis of This Country is at hand; and that nothing could save it, but the cordial cooperation of all ranks and descriptions of the people.
Hence it is that you have year after year Petitions poured in upon you;—hence it is that they now crowd your tables—and yet we are to be told that this is the time, in the last Crisis of the Country's fate, for refusing even to hear their prayers, and ask ourselves if we can grant them.
He had sat in that House nearly forty years; he had seen, in that time, many black clouds hanging over his head, but the good sense, the loyalty, and the morality of the people had never failed to dispel them; and that, he was persuaded, 37 would be the case, in the present Crisis of the Country.
The present Crisis of the Country was one, he conceived, of extreme embarrassment, big with great public calamity, and therefore requiring the undivided attention of every honest and conscientious man.
See a population of about two millions having not much less than 100,000 men under arms—this force being composed almost entirely of militia, volunteers, burghers—leaving their occupations and their trades to take up arms in the difficult Crisis of Their Country's affairs.
It is not, however, so much on that account that I dissent from the proposal, as on account of the present peculiar Crisis of the Country.
For the maintenance of the principle to which I refer, I have been always prepared to contend; and I deeply lament that a great political Crisis in This Country forced many to sanction, by their reluctant votes, the course which has been taken, while they would have wished a different change, and one not so disastrous in its consequences or so injurious to the high character of Great Britain as that which was made in 1846.
And when at this Crisis of the Country's fate they were attempting to legislate for class interests, setting country against town, and town against country, he would ask them whether they bad read the returns moved for by Gentlemen on their own side of the House?
He hoped, then, that the Government would not attempt to tamper with time currency, if he might use the expression, or think it possible that any good could be done in the event of any commercial Crisis in This Country by issuing an additional 500,000l.
I remember a Crisis in This Country scarcely of less importance than the one from which we are now emerging.
None of those nine millions was expended upon our armaments, but we did experience a very beneficial result of another kind, for in the year 1857–8 we had a great monetary Crisis in This Country, which pulled down some of the leading houses; but, though it occasioned the greatest distress, the revenue never fell, because the consuming power of the country was stimulated by that very remission of £9,000,000 of taxation.
No man can have watched what has taken place in this country during the last ten years without being prepared, if he be of a thoughtful 924 mind, for the Crisis of This Country.
He would, in conclusion, refer to a passage in The New York Times, in order to show what was thought of the Crisis in This Country on the other side of the Atlantic.
I have been told, also, that if this Bill were to pass, the Government would be handed over to the Conservative party in the very Crisis of the Country's fate—these are the very words I have heard used.
The effect of this wise extension of political rights in England is the fact that times of Crisis in This Country no longer give rise to riots such as the Riots of 1870 and the Bristol Riots of 1831.
At a great Crisis in Our Country's history it was a well-known Constitutional maxim that the Opposition had to play a part scarcely second in importance to that of the Government, and the welfare of the country might be materially affected by whether that part was well or ill played.
It was not seriously stated, he thought, that it was a Crisis of the Country; but was it really a crisis of the Franchise Bill?
It is germane to the great Crisis in Our Country's history.
It is here in this House that it will be defeated; and although I believe that others in their places and spheres will do their duty in any Crisis in This Country, still it is within this House that I believe we shall prove the impracticability of the scheme upon the mere shadowing forth of which you are going to lead to the Lobby the majority of this House.
And, my Lords, I am sure that the noble Earl and his friends feel, as we do, the extreme gravity of the Crisis in Our Country's history through which we are passing, and the extreme importance that we should not allow any Party feelings to bias us in discovering and following the difficult, the narrow line that separates an undue concession from that rashness which has, in more than one case in history, been the ruin of nations as great and powerful as ourselves.
Then, also, there are the gallant Yeomanry and Volunteers who, in the Crisis of Their Country, sprang to arms and served so nobly.
I consider that this is a most grave Crisis in the Country's history, and it is the duty of everyone recognising that we are in a minority, to make the voice of the minority more and more heard until the voice of the minority will become the voice of the majority.
It seems somewhat a pity and misfortune to actually show the secrets of the War Office during a great Crisis in This Country.
We are face to face with what might be called a national Crisis in This Country.
In some great Crisis in This Country, when the ship of State had to be steered through shoals and quicksands, it was usual in English public life to assume that Ministers of the Crown were pecuniarily disinterested.
I decline to say it is fair play, or playing the game in this Crisis of Our Country's history, which may lead to the most terrible con sequences, to go out and tell these people that I am doing nothing, but that I am accepting myself the fruits of the sacrifices which they have made up to the hilt in the War, which they have won to their great glory.
Wherever hon. Members sit they should remember that it is due to the dignity of the House, when the Government, for the sake of the country at a Crisis in the Country's affairs has given a pledge, that they should not, except on the strongest provocation, be the means of the Government's breaking their pledge.
What side would they in Ulster take in that Crisis of Their Country's fate?
I am one of those who, in this Crisis in Our Country's history, do not desire to see any cleavage between classes, or any strikes or industrial unrest; but when we read of cases such as those of which we have been reading during the past week or two, where one firm of millers has increased its profits from about £80,000 to £360,000 in one year, there can be no wonder that among a section of our people industrial unrest should occur.
It was a disgrace to the tramway men that, in this great Crisis in Their Country's history, they should have made it impossible for workmen to get to Woolwich for the purpose of making shells and other munitions of war necessary to save the lives of our troops at the front.
Colonel CHALONER: As one trying to do his small bit at a military station at a time of great Crisis in Our Country's affairs, I wish to offer a strong protest against the delay caused by this discussion.
He, again, by his sheer force of character, by the soundness of his judgment, and by that peculiar faculty of sympathy which the other system does nothing whatever to foster, obtained such a position of ascendancy that he was consulted even in the most severe Crisis of the Country in which he was living, not merely on affairs which concerned his own Government, but also on affairs which concerned intimately the relations of the country in which he lived with other Governments.
It makes one wonder what their object can be, and whether they really desire to bring about a constitutional Crisis in This Country.
We see before us the time when there may be a financial Crisis in This Country if our liabilities are allowed to accumulate in the proportion in which they are accumulating at the present time.
Let us during this important Crisis of the Country sit here, in continuous Session if need be, doing our best to help the War through.
I hope that my Bill may have the same assent given to it and be passed as a war measure in pursuance of a policy of endeavouring to complete our stocktaking, 617 so as to make the fullest possible use of every man and woman in this Crisis of Our Country.
In the name of common sense, I invite this Committee, at this Crisis of the Country's history, to reject such a silly provision as this, and to accept the Amendment moved by my hon. Friend.
Are we really erecting homes for luxuries of this description at this Crisis of the Country's fate?
He has all these things, but there is one thing more important, and that is that in this great Crisis of Our Country's fate a man of character should be Prime Minister of the British Empire.
Is my right hon. Friend really going to tell the Committee that in this Crisis of the Country's fate, in this time when our nerves are strained to the uttermost in trying to forecast the conclusion of this abominable War, that the greatest living sailor is going to remain unemployed It would be an outrage, not on Lord Jellicoe, but on the country, and I believe what was written to 'me from America by a naval officer of ours who happened to be over there really stated the feeling of almost the whole Fleet.
We are entitled to infer that it was due to the change of control from the Shipping Controller to the Admiralty, and if that is so we are justified in assuming that in this great Crisis of the Country, for the country's welfare beyond a doubt depends entirely on the output of mercantile marine, that the previous system should be revived.
For my own part, while I know that there is a great deal to be said which is popular, and which is, indeed, reasonable, as regards the disturbance to trade, I certainly would urge the Committee, unless they feel very much convinced upon the point, not to go against the well-weighed scheme which has been put forward in this Crisis of the Country.
I do not think that fear need be indulged because the continuation of this War, if it is rendered necessary by the diplomatic policy of the Government, will end civilisation and I am not so sure that the Prime Minister is not at the back of his mind encouraged in his military policy by the knowledge that the continuation of the War will bring about a great revolutionary Crisis in This Country.
It is a remarkable fact that during the last four and a half years period of war, in the Crisis of This Country's history, there were no fewer than five First Lords of the Admiralty.
and whether a man in this reserve can be called up in consequence of any industrial Crisis in This Country?
I shall oppose the Amendment on the ground that it attempts to express a tendency which finds favour in this House and in another place that the one line of attack which is to be made in this exceptional Crisis of Our Country's history is always upon the worker and his standard of subsistence.
Here, on the other hand, the Government were doing their duty in looking after the interests of the community, as far as they could, and protecting the welfare of the men who, at a Crisis in the Country's history, worked night and day, not sparing themselves at any time, in order to deliver the goods and enable the men overseas to carry on.
Is is not a strange irony that the Government, realising the value of men in the Crisis of Our Country, should forget the services of other men who had served so loyally in past years?
The PRIME MINISTER: This Motion has been moved, as has been done in cases where we have special relations or have been on terms of special amity, and the late Emperor of Japan, as has been stated to-day, was a loyal and faithful Ally of ours during one of the periods of greatest Crisis in This Country.
There is the 340 secret of the Crisis in This Country.
It would be far more creditable if the Government, viewing the position of the parish councils, were to come to their relief more generously than they ever have done, instead of trying to take it out of the stomachs of the men, women and children who have had to suffer so hardly, and have had to bear a big part of the sacrifices involved in those years of hardship imposed by the industrial Crisis in This Country.
As regards the classic illustration about foreign banks investing and withdrawing their money at a certain time so as to produce a grave financial Crisis in This Country, the fantastic nature of the illustration robs it of any cogency in debate.
I believe the day to be unfortunately nearer than many people think when, if we continue the policy of simply trying to find money rather than work for the unemployed, it 761 will be the beginning of a serious Crisis in This Country.
One must admit that in the King's Speech there is no apprehension of the reality of the Crisis in the Country, and it is merely party cheering on this side of the House to suggest that there is.
What a part for a great party which was led by the great leader to whom I have referred to play in the present Crisis in This Country.
I do not know what particular knowledge he has as to a Crisis in This Country, whether it is knowledge of any of those foreigners who are dictating to this country as to what it should do.
Mr. EDE: I am quite sure that the 14,000 unemployed in my constituency will feel tremendously impressed when I recount to them the story we have just heard from the right hon. Member for Sparkbrook (Mr. Amery) and I am able to unfold to them that it is the miserable fag-ends of Gold Flake cigarettes which they smoke which has precipitated this appalling gold standard Crisis in This Country.
There is no possible economy there, for the landlord will have his bit whatever the Crisis in the Country.
Sir J. GILMOUR: I would remind the hon. Member that we have been passing through, and are still in, a financial Crisis in This Country, and due regard must be paid to that fact.
I do not believe that we have reached the Crisis in This Country.
As he said, it is leading our way, it is leading along our 1561 road, and, therefore, I am pleased to see the tariffs which it is intended to put across the country being put across at the earliest possible moment, because I know that within a very short period there will be a further Crisis in This Country.
That was the state of affairs under a strong Socialist rule in an industrial area, and I think many will agree that we have seen similar experiences in the Colonies and in the Crisis in This Country 12 months ago.
We are in a time of great Crisis in This Country, events of the most critical importance are being discussed behind the Speaker's Chair,.
When the Government can give£4,500,000 to Austria we may take it that the financial Crisis in This Country is not so acute as it was made out to be to the working classes.
To lessen their number would be to lessen the opportunity of the services which they might render in such an important Crisis in This Country.
I think few people, when they witness the progress that has been made in recent years under our present system, would be willing to exchange it for another of which it was said by the Leader of the Opposition that, whatever Socialism might do or might not do, it would certainly bring a Crisis in This Country.
who pledged their credit and incurred debts which will, in some cases, hang round their necks for 40 or 50 years, in order to meet what was at that time regarded as a Crisis in the Country's history.
I think the Amendment only proposes common justice to the local authorities, especially to those who at a time of distress in this country, were most loyal; who pledged their credit and incurred debts which will, in some cases, hang round their necks for 40 or 50 years, in order to meet what was at that time regarded as a Crisis in the Country's history.
The issues raised by this agreement have been somewhat overshadowed by the recent political Crisis in This Country, but none the less hon. Members will agree that very serious issues are raised by this agreement.
This brought about a terrific Crisis in This Country from which we had not recovered when the war started.
I want to ask Ireland, in this hour of the gravest Crisis in This Country, to come forward and help us to bring about victory.
It is capable of producing a most serious social and political Crisis in This Country.
I beg the House to remember that on previous occasions when there has been a serious financial Crisis in This Country, we have always been supported by the possession of vast resources overseas, which were available to guarantee our deficit on overseas payments in case of need.
Those of us who were in the House at that time remember how the President of the Board of Trade came down to the House and stood at that Box and warned us that there might be disaster and irretrievable Crisis in This Country if the rationing scheme which he then proposed, was not accepted by this House.
All that was perfectly well known by hon. Members of this House, whether it is known by the Press lords or not, and that, I think, is why this Debate took on a certain unreal quality when the Opposition attempted to make it look as if anybody had ever really disputed the fact that if really bad weather conditions came in late January, February or March there would be a temporary economic Crisis in This Country.
It seems to me deplorable that at this juncture they should not be allowed to carry to that country their views on this Crisis in Our Country.
and (2) if he will convey the thanks of the British people to President Truman and the people of the U.S.A. at the President's offer made in Washington on 13th February, to do everything in his power to relieve the present Crisis in This Country due to the coal situation.
asked the Prime Minister (1) if he intends to avail himself of President Truman's announcement made in Washington on 13th February, that he is willing to do everything in his power to relieve the present Crisis in This Country due to the coal situation; and (2) if he will convey the thanks of the British people to President Truman and the people of the U.S.A. at the President's offer made in Washington on 13th February, to do everything in his power to relieve the present crisis in this country due to the coal situation.
Many hon. Members have suggested that the food situation will be the next Crisis in This Country.
In 1931 we faced a Crisis in This Country.
There is one fact in particular which the Government do not face, and that is that the whole cause of this Crisis in the Country is the fact that, generally speaking, the country is not prepared to work hard.
If it was equality that my people should have been directed to parts of the country where they would lose their local associations, I see no reason why people who do no useful work at all should not have the same direction as under these Acts, and be directed into suitable work in the hour of Crisis in This Country.
All they were asking for was national unity at a time of deep and ever-deepening Crisis in This Country.
His other line is that this is direction of labour, and that we must have it in order to overcome the economic Crisis in This Country.
It is a most remarkable tribute to this House of Commons that, in this period of Crisis in Our Country, we can devote two days of Parliamentary time endeavouring to better the lot of those less fortunate than ourselves.
One of the signs of acute financial Crisis in Any Country in the world is when the Government endeavour to put a ceiling on all prices.
Upon those processes depends whether we shall survive with our present standard of living during the next 12 months without an economic Crisis in This Country 1770 which would endanger this and our whole structure of Social Security, for which we on these benches stand.
If we opposed the Government's Motion we should be failing in our duty to Europe and we should be voting for a Crisis in This Country in which we would all become revolutionaries overnight.
In a leading article in "The Times" on 27th October, the writer said this:The new Session should be a special performance called by the continued Crisis in the Country's affairs.
I know that some people say that if it had not been for Marshall Aid there would have been a very serious Crisis in Our Country.
In this great Crisis of Our Country's fortunes, at this time when the House of Commons is engaged on what is the most important Debate it has had since the war, what lead had the Leader of the Conservative Party got to give?
One would almost be led to believe that this is the first time there has been such a Crisis in This Country, but other Governments have been confronted with the same crisis.
In short, therefore, to meet the present Crisis in This Country, we must all realise that the accounts for the last war have now been rendered and must be met at long last.
Whenever there has been a semblance of a financial Crisis in This Country, the Opposition have immediately come to the House and demanded a reduction in the capital investment programme.
In the present Crisis of the Country's affairs, we cannot afford to become a nation of ledger clerks and pen pushers, and none of us wishes to see, least of all those in the public service itself, an inflated public service and Government clerking becoming one of the main industries of Britain.
What it comes to is that if they take that line there will have to be an economic Crisis in This Country before we can have the aid.
We have had an economic Crisis in This Country because we have had an adverse balance of foreign trade.
It seemed that when the American price level was moving upwards, we had a cost of living Crisis in This Country.
We are today in the middle of the greatest Crisis in Our Country's history, and there is no doubt that the Opposition ought to have considered that matter when arranging this long-drawn-out Committee stage on this Bill.
, which was sufficient to compel us to devalue the £ sterling and to cause an immense Crisis in This Country.
They are perfectly entitled to do that, but nobody could suggest that the legislation was relevant to the Crisis of the Country.
The hon. Member for Stoke on Trent, South (Mr. Ellis Smith), whose knowledge of industrial matters I respect, tells us that men are already working more overtime in industry, yet other hon. Members tell us that there is an economic Crisis in the Country because men are not working overtime.
To fail to get the necessary manpower will result in a serious economic Crisis in This Country.
Is he also aware that we share the anxieties of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Creech Jones) that a state of independence might be reached before the inner conflict and Crisis in the Country have been resolved?
I want to draw particular attention to the economic effect of the present Crisis in This Country.
I put it to hon. Members opposite that by not doing so at that time of great Crisis in the Country, the Labour Government showed quite clearly that they had never accepted the contributory principle in relation to the Health Service in any more than an informal way and simply at the inauguration of the scheme.
The Tribunal has confirmed, in the second part of the inquiry to which I referred earlier, that there was no prior disclosure of measures designed to meet the financial and economic Crisis in the Country.
Are not the Government helping to pursue a policy of inflation and thus worsening the economic and financial Crisis of This Country by increasing rents?
There will be no great economic Crisis in This Country if the probation officers come out on strike, and, apparently, nobody will be worried.
In view of the present Crisis in the Country, something should he done.
It was a period of financial Crisis in the Country, and that tax was introduced as a gesture of equity, to offset the restrictions which were being placed on other people in other spheres at that time.
There is now a widespread understanding of that Crisis in the Country.
Over the past few weeks we have constantly debated the economic Crisis in This Country, but let us not forget that there are more important values than finance in the world.
The Crisis in This Country is not primarily one of currency, but of confidence.
As I said, and as the hon. Gentleman has acknowledged, my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor said that there was no Crisis in This Country.
Just look at the Opposition Front Bench, the alternative Government today, at a time of Crisis in This Country when we have heard the legislation offered by the Government of the day, by the Prime Minister, through the Gracious Speech.
We are faced with a serious inflationary Crisis in This Country.
Does the Leader of the House really expect the Government to be taken seriously when they create a sense of Crisis in the Country after one day of stoppage of overtime in the coalfield and yet the debate on the emergency powers is to wait until Thursday this week?
So much public discussion is today directed to the executive of the National Union of Mineworkers - indeed, is deliberately directed to that subject - that it is often overlooked that we were facing a desperate economic Crisis in This Country before a single mineworker embarked on the overtime ban, and even before the Arab restrictions on oil exports.
It is not a new Crisis in This Country; in many ways we have been weakened over the years to face a world-wide crisis.
There is a Crisis in the Country with which the Bill merely fiddles.
It is this growing propensity to spend what we have not got which is causing the deepening economic Crisis in This Country.
I was going to say that if the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection can spare time in this Crisis of Our Country to vote on Friday afternoon for the Hare Coursing Bill, why not the Home Secretary or the Lord Advocate or one of the other Law Officers?
At a time when it is accepted in all parts of the House that the industrial Crisis in This Country is more severe than any that anyone can remember, the speech of the Secretary of State for Industry will come as a major disappointment.
Does the Minister realise that in many parts of the Country Crisis point is rapidly being reached over bus services, and that many local authorities, quite rightly, are refusing to increase the level of subsidy because his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has told them that they must show restraint in local government expenditure?
We shall begin to deal with the capitalist Crisis in Our Country only by means of a totally different economic strategy.
The others all relate to the Crisis in the Country.
Unless the present Government change course, we therefore are in for a very serious Crisis in This Country.
I should like to turn to the proposals concerning pigmeat and pigs, an area of considerable Crisis in This Country.
The Government believe that they can solve the economic Crisis of This Country at the expense of working-class families.
We can only hope that at the Dublin summit the Government will stick to their guns and insist, as a minimum, upon the broad balance that they are seeking to prevent a serious financial Crisis in This Country.
One thing is clear: the economic Crisis in This Country exists in just about every western European country, the United States and Canada.
I would never argue that the Crisis in This Country began when my right hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Mr. Callaghan) left No.
On looking through the Gracious Speech, one detects an air of smug complacency that belies the present serious state of Crisis in the Country.
After lecturing other nations and holding up the absolute Crisis in This Country as a shining example at the bash in the City last night, may I ask the Prime Minister to take time on Thursday to meet a delegation of youths who are lobbying Parliament and listen to their criticisms of her Government's policies, which give the youth of this country no future and no hope?
Those midwives and mothers are calling on the House to face the facts about the Crisis in the Country's maternity services - [interruption.
If the right hon Member for Chingford (Mr. Tebbit) wishes to display moral courage, perhaps he will stay behind and lend his support to the 300 midwives and mothers in Dundee who call upon this House to face the facts about the Crisis in the Country's Health Service and in particular in the maternity services.
If steps are not taken to correct the balance of payments, there will, some time, be an economic Crisis in This Country.
One can take the homeless Crisis in This Country on a national scale; the figures are there; or one can take a particular case.
Can he confirm that there is indeed a Crisis in This Country - in the ranks of the Opposition, who cannot produce a properly costed Budget?
We face a Crisis in This Country as far as authority and discipline are concerned; it is not a party matter.
I fundamentally disagree with the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells (Mr. Norman), who said that sport was in Crisis in This Country.
There is a Crisis in the Country.
We can no longer take it for granted; indeed, the Government do not wish to take it for granted, so far has the family fallen into Crisis in This Country, as the Bishop of Southwark observed.
There is a major Crisis in This Country, which some Labour Members wish to ignore.
Conservative Members are glad about the Government's belated recognition that there really is a Crisis in This Country, which is affecting the countryside and farmers badly, and that local elections would have been inappropriate in those circumstances.
I support the Bill because of the Crisis in the Country, but this is something which we would not wish to see again.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof: "expresses its grave concern at the abuse of human rights and suppression of freedom of expression in Zimbabwe, the increase in poverty arising from the policies of the ruling party, and the impending humanitarian Crisis in the Country; reaffirms the view that the outcome of the recent Presidential election does not reflect the will of the Zimbabwean people; recognises the need for Land Reform but also recognises that this needs to be done responsibly; welcomes the actions taken on Zimbabwe by Her Majesty's Government in co-operation with the EU, the Commonwealth, the Us and others; further welcomes the efforts of the Governments of South Africa and Nigeria to facilitate dialogue between ZANU (PF) and MDC, and deplores ZANU (PF)'s withdrawal from these talks; further welcomes the Government's commitment of £32 million to humanitarian relief in Zimbabwe outside official channels; and calls on the Government to encourage other donors to stand by the people of Zimbabwe at this difficult time".
Does he agree that on this issue, and more widely, there is a cultural Crisis in This Country because the primary purpose of the private sector is to produce profitability and a good return to shareholders and the primary purpose of public services is cost-effectively to provide the best possible public services?
Millions of Angolans are living under life threatening conditions and humanitarian agencies are working at full capacity to alleviate the worst aspects of the humanitarian Crisis in the Country.
The hon. Gentleman was talking about the civil contingencies secretariat and leadership in response to a Crisis in This Country, a concern that the Defence Committee shares.
The political Crisis in the Country has created real unease, to a sufficient degree that the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 1559, expressing anxiety about the need for free elections, to disarm the armed militias and for foreign forces to be withdrawn.
I would like to hear any comments that the Minister may wish to make about a future UN role in efforts to resolve the Crisis in the Country.
When will the Prime Minister get a grip on the NHS dental Crisis in This Country?
The Government are to be congratulated on their response to the continuing Crisis in the Country.
As we have concentrated on families in bed and breakfast accommodation, we have missed the growing Crisis in This Country concerning hidden homelessness.
The Zimbabwe Research Initiative has estimated that between 2000 and 2002 the economic Crisis in the Country cost SADC in the region of $2.
It concluded that there is not a Crisis in This Country, and I agree with that.
He was talking, quite rightly, about Pakistan; but we have a democratic Crisis in This Country as well.
There is no general sense of Crisis in the Country, but there is unease.
No wonder we have a home-grown Crisis in This Country.
That is the sub-prime Crisis in This Country.
We have not had a debate on the economic Crisis in This Country in Government time.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats described mental health as being in Crisis in This Country two weeks before the World Health Organisation said that we had the best mental health services in Europe.
President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai recently signed a power-sharing deal that aimed to resolve the political Crisis in the Country.
That could cause a huge social Crisis in Our Country.
We have a constitutional Crisis in This Country.
First, there is an economic Crisis in the Country, and the Government are struggling to keep their chin above water.
What disturbs me most about the debate is that I have failed to register in all parts of the House that there was-anyway, but even more so after the banking and economic Crisis in This Country-disquiet about the fact that people can use shares that are not theirs to force down the price of those stocks and perhaps endanger a company's future; that they can undertake similar activities with the basic things that we need for our everyday lives, such as oil and food; and that somehow those activities will continue.
I am sure that you, Mr Speaker, like other hon. Members who were on the doorsteps, could not have failed to be taken by the immense anger that still exists among the public at the financial sector and those in banking who brought about the economic and fiscal Crisis in Our Country, for which all of us will now have to pay very heavily.
We are faced with a serious nutritional Crisis in This Country, particularly in childhood.
However, the consequence of the Bill will be that if we had a constitutional and financial Crisis in This Country Similar to the one besetting the Irish people-God forbid that that should happen-the hon. Gentleman or I might ask my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister whether he intended to call an early general election so that the people could have their say.
Does my right hon. Friend regret the fact that the system of financial regulation, which was drawn up bythe right hon. Member for Morley and Outwood (Ed Balls), failed to prevent the greatest financial Crisis in Our Country in living memory?
We are trying to encourage and help our manufacturing businesses-we have a Crisis in This Country with people relocating their manufacturing business elsewhere-but the Government are pursuing a policy to add a quarter of a million pounds to their energy bills, and we wonder why companies relocate to countries such as China, where they can churn out whatever they want because they do not really care about this.
It also fails to recognise the strength of support for the actions that this Government have taken to resolve the economic Crisis in This Country.
The Labour party presided over the biggest financial Crisis in Our Country's history.
He told The Guardian in 2007: “We have something a Crisis in This Country.
Given that it was precisely the City of London's deregulated recklessness that did so much to exacerbate the impact of the financial Crisis in This Country, can the Prime Minister tell us why he persists in behaving as if the interests of the City were synonymous with the national interest, which they clearly are not?
You cannot resolve the deep economic Crisis of This Country if you do not also address the democratic crisis, and that is what we seek to do.
The only reason that austerity has not so far produced a financial Crisis in This Country is that behind our fiscal policy stands a central bank licensed to print money.
That is why Labour is supporting the work of groups such as FareShare, the Trussell Trust, FoodCycle and so many more that have been mentioned today that are responding to a real, immediate and growing Crisis in the Country.
However, when Labour came to office we responded to a very real Crisis in the Country.
Does he also agree that one thing that credit unions bring to the debate about the cost of living Crisis in This Country is how they help members, not just by giving loans but by giving debt advice?
We have a cost of living Crisis in This Country, and energy bills are rising, and he supports the energy companies, not the consumer.
Does the noble Viscount not realise that we have a cost of living Crisis in This Country?
Will he confirm what everybody knows: that there is a cost of living Crisis in This Country?
It is the consequence of that pervasive debt in the economy that is the real cost of living Crisis in This Country.
Why will the Prime Minister not just come out and admit it: there is a cost of living Crisis in This Country?
Having denied for months that there is a cost of living Crisis in Our Country, the Business Secretary and the Government now ring their hands, for ever pledging change in the future but failing to take the action needed now to enforce the minimum wage properly, to reverse its real-terms fall in value under this Government, or to produce any long-term plan to restore the broken link between growth, productivity and wage growth, which is vital to generating a lasting uplift in living standards for millions of people across our country.
There is a Crisis in Our Country -a crisis of economic credibility for the Labour party.
Other noble Lords, including the noble Lord, Lord Sheikh, and the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, have focused on the severe humanitarian Crisis in the Country.
What will the Government do to bring prices down, given the cost of living Crisis in This Country?
What we know is there is a cost of living Crisis in This Country - [Interruption.
That context is one of considerable Crisis in This Country, not just in the political sense.
” There is a cost of living Crisis in This Country, and what does it do?
It should have focused more on housing, as we have a Crisis in This Country, whereby demand exceeds supply and we have the lowest level of house building since the 1920s.
However, housing is in Crisis in This Country, and especially affordable housing.
He has failed to grasp the Crisis in This Country.
When will the Chief Secretary to the Treasury understand the cost of living Crisis in the Country, and what will the Government do about it?
Their failure to balance the books is fundamentally linked to their failure to tackle the cost of living Crisis in This Country.
However, although that is constitutionally possible, it would bring about an immediate Crisis in This Country's relationship with the European Union.
Unfortunately, the Crisis in the Country is now even worse than could have been imagined a few months ago.
In touring the studios in recent days, I have quite often heard the suggestion that the vote in the other place yesterday presaged a constitutional Crisis in This Country.