Politics | 1900 | Silent | B/W
John Bull propaganda film, concerned with arguments over Free Trade versus Fair Trade by G.A. Smith 1903
He sits by his fireplace hearth which has a sign saying 'Free Trade' over the top. Various caricatures of national stereotypes appear through a door, French, Russian, American, John Bull symbolically offers them seats around the hearth. Finally a man dressed like a bandit or Mexican comes through the door, tears down the 'Free Trade' sign and replaces it with one saying 'Fair Trade'. He holds up a picture of Joseph Chamberlain an advocate of farir trade for Britain. He and John Bull then take their seats after pushing the others out of the way.
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