McKenna's Cat 'Bill'

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Title

McKenna's Cat 'Bill'

Description

What cat could keep up with this?

Publisher

Suffrage Atelier

Date

1913 - 1914

Contributor

Pro-female suffrage propaganda postcard satirising the unworkable terms of the Prisoner's Temporary Discharge (for Ill Health) Act passed by the Liberal government in 1913. The act allowed all imprisoned suffragettes made ill through hunger striking to be released temporarily, only to be re-imprisoned once they had recovered. Headed 'McKenna's Cat Bill What Cat could keep up with this' the postcard refers to the Home Secretary Reginald McKenna who introduced the bill commonly referred to by Suffragettes as 'the Cat and Mouse Act'.

Files

catbill.jpg

Collection

Citation

“McKenna's Cat 'Bill',” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed September 21, 2018, https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/343.