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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Telegraph
Date06 May 1993
FormatArtwork
Size51 x 38cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptMaastricht
Person DepictedHurd; Douglas
Major; John (1943-)
NotesNews: "A 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
Copyright contact detailssyndication@telegraph.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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