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Artist or CreatorRichard Willson
Title or CaptionKing Tony of Cronyland
Extent1 item
Published byThe Sunday Times
Date18 Oct 1998
Embedded text or transcriptLord's Reforms
My government will abolish this hereditary club of unelected placemen...
Jobs for the boys
Person DepictedElizabeth II (1926-); Queen of Great Britain,
Blair; Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) (1953-)
NotesNews - "What a uniquely horrible institution is the House of Lords. If one sat down with pen and paper to devise a means of bringing out all that is worst and most comtemptible in what Churchill used to call 'our island race' - priviledge, snobbery, jobbery, obsequiousness, exclusivity, pomposity, arrogance, nepotism, cronydom, cynicism, smugness and senility - it's hard to see how one could improve upon it. In fact the Upper House is so awful I am almost grateful for it". [Robert Harris, The Sunday Times, 18 October 1998]
Labour Party
House of Lords
House of Windsor
hereditary peerages
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