The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stafford Cripps, gives his end of year message to the British public.
SLATE INFORMATION: End-of-the-year message from Sir Stafford Cripps.
Sir Stafford Cripps MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer) SOT
- "I want to tell you what an encouragement it's been to have so much help from you during the past few months. We're in sight of reaching our coal production target for 1947. And we are already on the way to achieving a good many of our export targets. We shall get through if each and every one of you will follow the example of the railwaymen and others who are putting in overtime in order that we may succeed. I know this Christmas won't be a luxury one and that you housewives are going to have a hard job making a Christmas show, but the spirit of Christmas and its family happiness will encourage us all. It's the facing of our difficulties that makes our country strong. I give you all my Christmas thoughts and wishes and I hope that 1948 will bring us nearer the accomplishment of our purpose."
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Background: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stafford Cripps, gives his end of year message to the British public.