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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption"It was all very well to say "Drink me", but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. "No, I'll look first", she said. "and see whether it's marked 'Poison' or not..."
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Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date20 Dec 1994
FormatArtwork
Size53 x 36.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptDrink Me
Referendum
Person DepictedMajor; John (1943-)
Alice in Wonderland
Carroll; Lewis (1832-1898)
Implied textAlice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
NotesNews : A Manifesto commitment to put any future proposed constitutional changes to a referendum is being urged on John Major by a group of Cabinet ministers led by Jonathon Aitken, the Treasury Chief Secretary. The proposed pledge would cover threatened domestic upheavals, such as Scottish devolution, as well as Britain's future relationship with continental Europe. It is seen as a way of rescuing the government from its political plight and of wrongfooting Labour, which is committed to sweeping constitutional changes without first asking the people in a referendum. They want the cabinet to meet soon in a political session, without the presence of civil servants so that the proposal can be aired fully. However the Prime Minister is likely to take some persuading to move beyond his present position of being prepared to offer a referendum on Europe only if the circumstances require it. [Nicholas Wood, The Times, 19th December 1994]
SubjectsEuropean Union
Conservative Party
referendum
Europe
prime ministers
Copyright contact detailssyndication@telegraph.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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GB/BCA/2367Major; John (1943-)1943-   
GB/BCA/830Alice in Wonderland   
GB/BCA/834Carroll; Lewis (1832-1898)1832-1898   
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