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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or CaptionRight in the heart - from Europe
Extent1 item
Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date01 Nov 1994
Size42 x 26.5cm
Embedded text or transcriptFrom Santer
Sir Leon Brittan row
hic est Major
Person DepictedClarke; Kenneth (1940-)
Hurd; Douglas
Major; John (1943-)
Implied textBayeux Tapestry
NotesNews : Sir Leon Brittan swallowed his dented pride yesterday and accepted a job in the new European Commission headed by Jacques Santer. Sir Leaon announced his decision after a brief and apparently cordial meeting with Mr Santer, the President-designate of the Commission. Asked if he had requested, or been offered any inducements to stay in the job, Sir Leon said that none had been requested or given. But it is probable that Sir Leon will get a consolation prize after losing the bruising weekend fight over job specifications. Mr Santer, it seems, is likely to try to arrange that Sir Leon is voted into one or two vice-presidencies of the Commission. Sir Leon told a press conference that his decision had been "rather difficult" since he had been "naturally disappointed" to lose control of EU policy towards Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. But on reflection, he haad decided that the job he had been offered - external world trade policy with America, Japan and China - offered a "major challenge." [George Brock, The Times, 1st November 1994]
SubjectsChancellor of the Exchequer
European Union
European Union flag
House of Commons
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
prime ministers
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