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Artist or CreatorMichael Cummings
Title or Caption"As John Horner (Fire Brigade's Union) would like to see him... As Sir Alfred Roberts would like to see him..."
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Published byDaily Express
Date04 Sep 1958
FormatArtwork
Size27 x 38cm
Techniqueink
Embedded text or transcriptTo the Conference Room
To the Conference Room
Sound Economic Foundation
Person DepictedBevan; Aneurin (1897-1960)
Horner; John
Roberts; Alfred; Sir
Implied textSpeeches: "I knew this morning that I was going to make a speech that would offend, and even hurt, many of my friends. I know that you are deeply convinced that the action you suggest is the most effective way of influencing international affairs. I am deeply convinced that you are wrong. It is therefore not a question of who is in favour of the Hydrogen bomb, but a question of what is the most effective way of getting the damn thing destroyed. It is the most difficult of all problems facing mankind. But if you carry this resolution and follow out all its implications -- and do not run away from it -- you will send a British Foreign Secretary, whoever he may be, naked into the conference chamber. ... And you call that statesmanship? I call it an emotional spasm." Speech at the Labour Party Conference, 4 October, 1957, on unilateral nuclear disarmament. [wikiquote Aneurin Bevan]
SubjectsInternational relations
Politics
Quotations
Trades unions
armour
conferences
figs
fire brigades
knights errant
leaves
plants
soldiers
Copyright contact detailssyndication.queries@express.co.uk
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/107Bevan; Aneurin (1897-1960)1897-1960   
GB/BCA/1494Horner; John   
GB/BCA/1495Roberts; Alfred; Sir   
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