Anglo-Spanish Commercial Relations, 1946–50
This comment offers a perfect example of the role played by Spain in the British economy during the years immediately following the end of the Second World War: supplementing the British diet with cheap foodstuffs. The fear voiced by the woman quoted was that the sanctions imposed on Spain because of the nature of its political regime would affect imports to Britain of Spanish products and, therefore, what she would be able to buy in her local market. What she did not know, in all likelihood, was that her viewpoint was entirely shared by her government and that she had nothing to fear.
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