"That Mr. Shinwell,* Ah'd 'ave 'is lugs [ears] if Ah got me 'ands on 'im."
"Ah'd like to see Mr. Strachey† queue-in' and scrapin' for every bit of fat and soap. It's the women wot 'ave the 'ard time these days."
These feminine plaints soughed from the microphone when Tory Candidate John Reginald Bevins jumped from his "Voice of the People" sound truck and let the people give tongue. Five minutes later Arthur James Irvine, Labor's six-foot candidate, strode up to the same housewives' queue. While he pumped hands all round, the women cheered and patted his back.
The occasion was the campaign for...