Cartoon: Sir Joseph Ward in his famous impersonation “Another Little Million Won’t Do Us Any Harm”

Sir Joseph Ward in his famous impersonation “Another Little Million Won’t Do Us Any Harm”

George Finey

At the 1928 election, wily old campaigner Joseph Ward misread his notes—promising £70 million rather than £7 million, then prevaricated when he saw the electorate had welcomed the news with greedy enthusiasm.