15 MARCH 1975, Page 7

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When Tories rudely shouted, "Stop!

The social contract is a flop," Some ministers at once replied, • "The contract has another side, And members really should take heart, The Government has kept its part.

We've taken final steps to kill Th' Industrial Relations Bill; And any firm that really tries We're promising to nationalise; We've even got a Bill in view To canonise the Shrewsbury two.

Though wage restraint has not been heeded, The contract has in part succeeded."

I cannot see, I must confess, How it's been such a wild success.

A contract must have failed a bit If only one side honours it. Ogilvy Lane Ogilvy Lane is the pseudonym of a member of the House of Lords