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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Telegraph
Date28 Apr 1999
Embedded text or transcriptThe Jolly Relaunch
Person DepictedHoward; Michael (1941-)
Widdecombe; Ann (1947-)
Portillo; Michael (1953-)
Hague; William
NotesNews - The scene is Tory Central Office in Smith Square, William Hague's minimalist white-painted room. The cast: various wonks, penseurs and aides-de-camp, the Leader of the Opposition, clutching his soaring brow. The news - uniformly dreadful. Blair is having a fantastic war, politically if not militarily... Peter Lilley has been longing to make a speech, which does, in the event, prove confusing for the Tory audience. One Central Office worker is so appalled by a draft of the Lilley apologia that he leaks it to a newspaper. Lady Thatcher goes 'ballistic'. Michael Portillo says he finds the whole thing 'incomprehensible'. Even Lord Howe, supposedly on the Left of the party, says it has been badly handled. Shadow Cabinet ministers such as Iain Duncan Smith and Ann Widdecombe are said to be furious. [Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph, 28 April 1999]
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