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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
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Published byDaily Telegraph
Date06 May 1993
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptMaastricht
Person DepictedHurd; Douglas
Major; John (1943-)
NotesA legal challenge
to the ratification of the Maastricht treaty appeared certain last night as the government
faced the choice of a Commons defeat or surrender over a contentious amendment on the
social chapter. A ruling by Betty Boothroyd, the Speaker, that MPs will be allowed to vote
on Britain's opt-out from the chapter left ministers with the prospect of an embarrassing
reverse tonight. Jack Cunningham, the shadow foreign secretary, said: "They are treating
the bill like a rubber duck. They shape it, twist it, bite it, alter it and it springs back
into shape". (Philip Webster, The Times)
SubjectsEuropean Union
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Speeches
soap bubbles
soapboxes
prime ministers
Maastricht Treaty 1991
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