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George Trefgarne on economic lessons from Chamberlain

23 May 2012 Last updated at 11:49 BST

What can be learned from the depression of the 1930s compared with the economic problems facing the UK and other nations today?

The author and former Daily Telegraph journalist George Trefgarne finds there are lessons from history - in a personal viewpoint for the Daily Politics.

Mr Trefgarne debated his ideas on Wednesday's Daily Politics with MPs Andy Burnham and Jeremy Browne.

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