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Poster - Labour's Union Jack. New Labour. No Britain.
  • Labour's Union Jack. New Labour. No Britain.
    The Conservative Party
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Labour's Union Jack. New Labour. No Britain.

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1996-1997 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The Conservative Party (published by)
    Park Communications (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Conservative Party

  • Museum number:

    E.11-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 62, box A

Britain's relationship to Europe was high on the political agenda in the lead-up to the 1997 British General Election. This Conservative Party poster attacks the Labour Party's policies on closer ties with Europe as unpatriotic. The poster captions a white flag as 'Labour's Union Jack'. Britain's national flag is substituted with a symbol of surrender.

The poster is an example of the 'attack advertising' which characterised the 1997 election campaigns. Both the Conservatives and Labour were criticised for negative campaigning.

Physical description

Conservative party election poster featuring a photographic image of a white flag against a black background with bold red lettering.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed and printed)

Date

1996-1997 (designed and printed)

Artist/maker

The Conservative Party (published by)
Park Communications (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 61 cm

Descriptive line

Conservative Party poster for the 1996/7 election campaign with image of a blank white flag. Captioned 'Labour's Union Jack New Labour No Britain'

Production Note

Conservative Party poster for the 1997 British General Election

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Flags; Patriotism

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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