Danish Bacon Cut Bury Free Press, 1959
“WAVING ROPE AT HANGING PARTY” – Bury’s M.P.
MR. W. T. AITKEN, M.P. for Bury St. Edmunds, taking part in a debate on pig production and the bacon industry in the House of Commons on Tuesday, said: “I have in my constituency a bacon factory which is working to just under one-third of its normal capacity.” He added: “Nobody can live in that part of the country for long without realising what a very important part the bacon factory plays in the pig industry.”
“I am not one who believes that the trouble in the pig industry is due to the removal of the tariff on bacon. The trouble started long before that. This is simply the last straw.” “The agonising screams from this particular camel are just as distressing as they would be if a ton weight had been thrown on its back.
“The removal of the tariff is to this business at the present time really rather like waving a rope in front of somebody who is just about to have a hanging in the family.”