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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption"Bloody traffic jams!"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Telegraph
Date01 Dec 1972
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptTIR
Person DepictedPowell; Enoch (1912-1988)
Heath; Edward (1916-2005)
Carr; Robert (1916-)
Feather; Vic
Scanlon; Hugh
Wilson; Harold (1916-1995)
Benn; Tony (1925-)
NotesNews: 1 Dec: Mr Heath had intended to drive from the House of Commons to a reception at Downing Street but his car could not get through the traffic. He left his car and walked arriving 10 minutes late for a reception. The inconvenience resulted in a midnight telephone call from the Prime Minister's office to Sir Desmond Plummer, Leader of the Conservative-controlled GLC, who was in Tokyo. Speaking at a Conservative meeting Mr Heath said that it was "perhaps not such a bad thing for the Prime Minister to blow his top occasionally". The reason given for the traffic congestion was that several heavy vehicles had broken down on Westminster Bridge.
SubjectsLeader of the Opposition
TUC
Traffic
anger
cars
juggernauts
prime ministers
roads
traffic congestion
Copyright contact detailssyndication@telegraph.co.uk
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GB/BCA/711Wilson; Harold (1916-1995)1916-1995   
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