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TitleMaplin / Markets
Date13 September 1973
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionA dog with a face resembling Edward Heath is shown digging a hole in the ground. The dirt which is being shovelled backwards is falling next to a bone labelled 'Maplin'. As it digs, the dog looks eagerly across the water to a bone positioned on a different piece of land. This bone has been labelled 'Markets'. This is a much larger bone and is now clearly the dog's priority, and so 'Maplin' is being stored away for another time underground.

[News from 13 September: The Government announced that it would go ahead with the Anglo-French Channel tunnel project and that the development of a third London airport at Maplin would be put back by two years. A White Paper stated the tunnel should cost £846m by completion date in 1980 with rail links to London costing a further £120m.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)
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