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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date10 Jan 1995
Size53 x 37.1cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptEuro Rebels
Person DepictedMajor; John (1943-)
NotesNews : John Major launched a new attempt yesterday to reduce Conservative tensions over Europe by pledging to block any big constitutional changes at next years conference on its future and by ruling out British participation in early moves to create a single currency. In remarks that appeared designed to placate the Euro-sceptic wing of his party, he made plain that any efforts at the inter-governmental conference to weaken the veto of individual member states on key European issues, to increase the powers of the European parliament, to advance towards a single currency, or to extend the use of qualified majority voting would be opposed. He also sought to please the pro-Europeans by emphasising that a referundum was unlikely because it would be unneccesary, although if something did "wriggle through" the conference against his wishes, he would be ready to consider one. [Philip Webster, The Times, 9th January 1995]
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