Ref NoDL2422
Alt Ref NoDL2422
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWhat's the hurry?
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 May 1945
Size37 x 45.25cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Person DepictedBeaverbrook; Max Aitken (1879-1964); Baron,
Churchill; Winston (1874-1965)
Morrison; Herbert (1888-1965)
Bevin; Ernest (1881-1951)
Attlee; C. R. (Clement Richard) (1883-1967)
Implied textSayings: To jump ship - desert
NotesNews: May 23: The coalition government is dead and there will be a general election - the first since 1935 - on July 5. In preparation for it Mr Churchill resigned today, and was immediately asked by the King to form a new caretaker governemt. As Prime Minister again, his first act was to advise the Kind to dissolve parliament next month. So the decks are now cleared for a return to party politics. Mr Chruchill's interim team will be a Tory one, Labour has rejected his plea to keep the coalition going until the end of the Japanese war in return for a promise to enact Welfare State legislation. It saw this as a Tory ploy to buy time to improve party organisation. Labour's one is in better shape. [Chronicle of the 20th Century]
Subjectsmotor boats
Labour Party
Conservative Party
general elections
political parties
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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