As some people in public affairs are capable
of cutting through the trivia to the real problems of the nation, may I, as a woman
in public affairs, ask the Prime Minister what action he proposes to take to deal
with the main problem facing the nation—that of inflation? Yes, I do agree with the distinction made
by the right hon. Lady, but when she spoke for 50 minutes on the economic debate she
didn’t cut through any trivia. The hon. Lady didn’t get to the real problems, or any real
solutions. Nor, I understand, did she take advantage of the 45 minutes of my right hon.
Friend the Chancellor answered Questions today to put any relevant questions. I would refer
her to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer this
afternoon. Mrs. Thatcher again. The Prime Minister can talk out Question Time
but he can’t talk out the crisis facing the nation. He talked out the economics debate.
How much longer is he going to dodge the real issue?