Satirical Cartoon: Local and EU elections

Councillor John Lines (he looks like a fat Jimmy Greaves) is in his old Lord Mayor’s uniform — he’s holding up a Tory election leaflet that says ‘No more garden tax’ and is berating a group of dustmen. The dustmen are dressed like the dad in My Fair Lady except they have some Nazi uniform bits (maybe one has a cap, another an armband).

“But you dressed us up like this.” one of the binmen is saying.

Sneaking past towards the Birmingham Council House, which is draped in a banner that says ‘Local and EU Elections Today’ — are some actual Nazis, with BNP, UKIP rosettes on riding a wheelie bin. Farage is pushing the bin and grinning — while slurping from a pint obviously.

A local newspaper reporter ‘Press’ card in the brim of his trilby hat is watching Lines and writing. He has a copy of the Evening Mail with the headline ‘Council binmen like the Gestapo‘.

By Howard Wilkinson

Director of Satire, Paradise Circus. Howard adds stability at the top, taking a strategic overview of operations whilst also stepping in from time to time in a caretaker author role.

Director of Satire, Paradise Circus. Howard adds stability at the top, taking a strategic overview of operations whilst also stepping in from time to time in a caretaker author role.