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Gibbard, Les :`And I tell you he should have been up long ago!'. The Guardian 1996.

Reference Number: H-458-001

The cartoon shows a diver (Economy) on the bottom of the sea. He has been trapped by an octopus (Manufacturing output), a shark (Unemployment), a crab (VAT), a clam (Retail sales), and an anchor (Interest rates). On the surface, in a recovery boat, John Major is drinking a glass of champagne while a colleague expresses concearn at the length of time the diver has been down. Refers to Major's increasing popularity despite the economy sinking into deeper recession.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to Rt Hon Sir John Major, Interest rates, Great Britain - Economic conditions, Pricing, Sales tax and Unemployment.

Part of:
Gibbard, Les :Two laser copies of original cartoons donated for the New Zealand Cartoon Archive auction, 6 November 1997., Reference Number H-458 (2 digitised items)

Extent: 1 laser copyA4 size laser copy. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photocopies in ringbinders in preference to original.

Other copies available: Photocopy in public folders.

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top left: Signed by the cartoonist.

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