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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
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Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date07 Jul 1994
Size51 x 39cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptEuro Sceptic
Heart of Europe
Euro Party
Person DepictedTebbit; Norman
Major; John (1943-)
Blair; Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) (1953-)
NotesNews : Lord Tebbit last night stoked up the Euro debate inside the Conservative party by drawing a parallel between Britain's current stance towards Europe and the appeasement of the 1930's that led to the Second World War. The former party chairman also warned President Clinton against "ill-informed" meddling in European affairs, accused him of encouraging Helmut Kohl, the German Chancellor to throw his weight around. In a sideswipe at Kenneth Clarke, the Chancellor, Lord Tebbit deplored his renewed enthusiasm for a single currency, saying that such arrangements would mean the end of Britain as an independent nation state. Lord Tebbit warned Mr Major that unless he came out against a single currency he would face renewed strife inside the party. It was the strongly anti-German rhetoric used by Lord Tebbit that will cause the greatest dismay in Downing Street. [Nicholas Wood, The Times, 6th July 1994] News : A warning to Labour to avoid the Conservative mistake of sliding into Euro-scepticism is delivered by Tony Blair today. Mr Blair delivers the most pro-European statement of any of the three leadership contenders [in the Labour leadership election]. He acknowldeges the more sceptical public mood about Europe but says that for Labour "the great thing to do is to stick by what we think and believe". In remarks that are upsetting Labour's Euro-sceptic wing, Mr Blair makes it plain that it would be wrong for the Party to dilute its pro-Europeanism. Mr Blair's statement that "it is tremendously important for us to be a party that is pro-Europe", means that Europe seems certain to remain the great divide in British politics after his election. [Philip Webster and Peter Riddell, The Times, 6th July 1994]
Subjectsleadership elections
European Union
Conservative Party
Labour Party
Leader of the Opposition
prime ministers
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