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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
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Published byDaily Telegraph
Date04 Jul 1996
Embedded text or transcriptSpoof Labour Manifesto
Middle Ground
Labour Manifesto
Save & Invest not Tax & Spend
Person DepictedMajor; John (1943-)
Blair; Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) (1953-)
NotesNews: 5 July: Tony Blair's launch of Labour's five-pledge Road to the Manifesto last night unleashed a propaganda blitz between the major parties which pitted familiar Conservative allegations of extravagance against Labour counter-charges of reckless mendacity by the "Tory lie machine." In a move calculated to kill off Labour's old "tax and spend" image, bind party supporters to his designated priorities for government, and win over wavering voters, Mr Blair promised a radical but responsible "contract for a new Britain" if he wins the election due within 10 months. The Labour leader told a crowded press conference: "In government, this will be what we deliver" - and deliver it without breaching Gordon Brown's "strict rules for spending and borrowing". Within hours of the Labour leadership's official publication of its 10,000 -word pre-manifesto statement, to be voted on by all 376,000 Labour Party members before Christmas, Tory HQ had unveiled a 1,000-site "New Labour, New Danger" poster campaign and John Major had warned that the new policies would mean higher taxes, despite Labour assurances to the contrary. [The Guardian]
SubjectsConservative Party
right wing politics
party manifestos
Labour Party
left wing politics
public relations
prime ministers
economic policy
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