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Title"We'll go up until the ballast sees sense - what do you expect me to do?"
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionA hot air balloon labelled 'Inflation' ascends into the sky decorated in an Union Jack. A large crowd are on board holding signs that say 'More', as well as the speaker of the cartoon's title [likely Edward Heath]. Next to him, there is an uncast anchor which says 'freeze'. People are jumping from the hot air balloon and falling to the surface, which has been labelled as 'Unemployed'. At ground level stands Harold Wilson, looking upwards to the balloon.

There is a small burn hole near the centre of the cartoon, surrounded by several other spots indicating burn damage.
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