'Following a Bad Lead', 1870. John Bull exclaims Hullo, Gentlemen! Two Revokes! You'll Lose the game by Tricks John Bull, the representative of the British people, is shown playing cards with Russia (right) and Luxembourg (left). Russia had recently issued its declaration to renege on the terms of the 1856 Paris Treaty which prohibited it claiming any sovereignty over the Black Sea. From Punch, or the London Charivari, December 24, 1870.