The Art Of Politics: Just When You Thought 2020 Couldn’t Get Worse… It’s June…

by Richard Bruton

Another month of madness in the world. Who would have thought coming into June that Coronavirus would have been just the second most reported thing going on? Join us as the world continues to get worse with the Art of Politics…

Yes, it’s been a month of two issues – the Coronavirus pandemic continues and the Black Lives Matter protests occurring worldwide in response to the latest examples of systemic racism. To say it’s not been a good month seems a ridiculous understatement.

Steve Bell

Dave Brown

Michael de Adder

Rob Rogers

Peter Brookes

Kal

 

Fortunately, here in the UK, we have a Prime Minister and government totally on track with dealing with racism. Yeah, right. When Boris responded to the BLM protests by saying this – ‘incontrovertible, undeniable feeling of injustice’, all we could think was that this was the same man who made such statements as describing black Africans being ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’ and Muslim women looking like ‘letterboxes’ (and I could have added many more examples.)

Dave Brown

Steve Bell

Ben Jennings highlights the shameful Grenfell Tower fire and social/racial injustices in midst of BLM and the highlighting of British monuments to a shameful history…

In Coronavirus news…

Here in the UK, the government is easing lockdown a little,

Ben Jennings on the BAME community facing a disproportionate threat from the virus.

Steve Bell on Boris easing lockdown restrictions… schools, shops, pubs all looking to reopen at some point…

At one point, most of the politicians involved have made some sort of ‘trust the common sense of the people’ comment. And that was absolutely proven as Britain got a blast of hot weather and everyone in the country definitely didn’t go to the beaches and instead stayed at home.

Alternatively… hot weather + lockdown easing + British common sense = beaches packed around the country…

Morten Morland

Martin Rowson

And anyway, we were all going to be alright in the end, as the Government had unveiled plans for their does it all ‘Contact Tracing’ app. Rejoice Britain, all will be well they said. And then revealed it had been, quelle surprise, cocked up…

Martin Rowson

Still, at least we’re not going the whole hog and having political rallies…

David Rowe on Trumpet in Tulsa…

Finally…

Peter Kuper has given Winsor McCay’s 1905 Little Sammy Sneeze an update with ‘The Sneeze Heard ‘Round the World. Available as an 11″ x 17″ poster from Sunday Press with 100% of profits going to benefit Feeding America. Get it here.

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