NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
17th December, 1973 : There is growing speculation in Britain that, unless the disputes now paralysing industry, involving coal mines, railways and power stations, are settled soon after Christmas, the Prime Minister, Mr Heath, will be forced to call a general election. He needs both a strong new mandate for his policies and an answer to the question “who rules the country – an elected Government or the unions?”
In a pre-Christmas crisis budget, the Government has cut £1,200 million from public spending, but has decided not to increase VAT or duties on liquor, cigarettes and petrol because of the fear of pushing up the cost of living index.
[ Our spineless Mr Abbott shows daily that the Leftist media rule Australia]