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Title"Come, come - we've all got to learn to swim sometime..."
Date6 July 1973
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionAt the beach, life guard Anthony Barber sits back relaxing in a deck chair next to a life bouy labelled subsidy. A hand with a bag attached [possibly Margaret Thatcher] is seen floundering in the water.

Context: The Chancellor of the Exchequer told the Commons that the argument against massive across-the-board food subsidies was overwhelming, that is would be enormous and have to be met by increased taxation. He said that the family income supplement was a better way of helping the needy than upvalued or extended family allowances. (Source: University of Kent Cartoon Archives).
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