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Lodge, Nevile Sidney, 1918-1989 :Mr Watt, the poor people of the city can no longer buy butter! - Let them eat cheese. [Between 1957 and 1960]

Reference Number: B-133-028

Shows two men fighting in the background one, a waterside worker and the other a cool store worker. In the foreground is a man complaining to Hugh Watt, Minister of Works, that industrial disputes are preventing people from buying butter. Watt is reading a newspaper with the heading 'Laisser faire system for settling demarcation disputes', and echoes Marie Antoinette, suggesting 'Let them eat cheese'. Refers to the public perception that the Government is failing to act to prevent industrial disputes.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Hon Hugh Watt, Labour disputes, Cold-storage workers and Waterside workers.

Part of:
Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 :[Undated cartoons (some from the 1970s) and cartoons from the 1950s], Reference Number B-133-015/063 (48 digitised items)
Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 :[Archive of original cartoons for the Evening Post and Sports Post, 1941 to 1988], Reference Number B-133/138 (242 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink and letratone, 288 x 391 mm. Single art work

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