Sounding opinions of housewives on the latest budget. Chapel Market, London.
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Opinions on budget.
CU Two women talking about the difficulty of managing on £4.10. a week and saying it means starvation (they go as far as saying that they will shoot Cripps !). CU Woman saying she wants a nice lump of steak when asked about meat price increase. CU Two women talking about price of children's clothes, pan down to baby in pram, pan up again to mother. CU Woman agreeing with the budget if it is for good of country and saying Cripps has a lot of courage in view of pending election. another woman carries on talking about children's shoes.
CU Man says he is killing himself laughing when asked if he is happy about penny off beer. Goes on to say that Cripps should have reduced the price of razor blades and cut his darn throat. CU Woman carrying baby says budget hits the housewives and the children. CU Retake of above. Interviewer says 'you can't have your cake and eat it can you?' Pan down to small boy saying. 'What is cake mum!' CU Small boy asking 'What is Cake Mum?'
CU Two women talking. asking what the poor mice are going to do now, there's no cheese for mouse traps. CU Man and woman talking, saying budget will affect the voting and that they're all the same and you don't know who to vote for. CU Group of women talking. One says her daughter won't pay her more than 25/- a week, Another says she's been waiting for the budget to come out before she bought new curtains and now she'll have to wait longer. CU Woman talking in completely irrelevant manner about canteens.