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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Sunday Telegraph
Date27 Nov 1994
Size50.5 x 38cm
Techniqueblack ink
Person DepictedClarke; Kenneth (1940-)
Heseltine; Michael (1933-)
Howard; Michael (1941-)
Hurd; Douglas
Portillo; Michael (1953-)
Major; John (1943-)
NotesNews : Right wing Cabinet Ministers issued loyalty pledges to John Major last night as a mood of crisis gripped the Conservative Parliamentary party. A senior Tory backbencher told the Prime Minister in the Commons that he would rather lose the Conservative whip than support the European Finance Bill on Monday. Other Euro- rebels refused to back down in the face of what some saw as a spurious Cabinet unity. Michael Portillo, John Redwood and Peter Lilley, the leading Cabinet rightwingers, delivered statements agreeing to the so-called "suicide pact" to go down with Mr Major if the government lost Mondays vote on the bill. It is understood that Mr Portillo, Mr Lilley, Mr Redwood and Jonathon Aitken were spoken to individually by Mr Major, Kenneth Clarke and Michael Howard, the Home Secretary, the day after the Cabinets seven most senior ministers had agreed on the confidence tactic. [Philip Webster, The Times, 25th November 1994]
SubjectsConservative Party
President of the Board of Trade
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Secretary of State for Employment
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary of State for the Home Department
prime ministers
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Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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