Cartoon: Borigula

Here’s another one of my cartoons poking fun at the Tories. Boris Johnson prides himself on his education at Eton and knowledge of the classics. A few years ago he wrote a book and presented a series on the glories of the Roman empire. So the film that inspired this piece of pictorial satire is the grim ’70s epic, Caligula, about one of the maddest and nastiest of the Roman emperors. The face in the top right hand side is a mask of tragedy. The grimacing figure at the bottom is from a pottery model of an actor. As they both depict horror, loathing and disgust, they are very suitable expressions of Boris’ loathsome government.

Enjoy, and don’t have nightmares!


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2 Responses to “Cartoon: Borigula”

  1. trev Says:

    Boris actually presented (and probably wrote) a documentary that was aired on tv (BBC, I think) perhaps 12 or 15 years ago, in which he compared the EU to the Roman Empire.

    • beastrabban Says:

      That might have been the one I was thinking of when I said he wrote and presented a programme on the Roman Empire. If I recall correctly, he was attacking the bureaucracy of the EU by comparing it, and that of the later Roman Empire, to the early period when it was all effectively run by 12 governors.

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