Satirical Cartoon: saving the new library

A cabinet meeting in the Council House – there’s a sign above the desk that tells us this. The table is filled with nondescript aging men in suits.

We are looking over one man’s shoulder at a clipboard with a list on it in a suitable handwriting font.

The list is headed ‘Library Partnership/Begging Shortlist’ and says:

British Library – they don’t know who we are (crossed out)

Genting – already have NEC Arena (crossed out)

Central Library – turns out we had it knocked down (crossed out)

Wickes – Plus point:: ladders? (this is also underlined in red pen)

Doug Ellis – he does like his name on things

Malala – you get about a million for the Nobel prize (may have spent on sweets)

Davenports – closed?

Cockburn’s – ??

The caption reads ‘Any port in a storm’.

Author: 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.