I am a civil servant and I am disgusted with today’s announcement that the government has decided to cut 91,000 jobs. Worse still, they made the announcement in an article in the Tory propaganda machine the Daily Mail, rather than having the courtesy to inform their own staff first. Disgusting but typical.
I would hope that the nation remembers that it was the civil service that kept the country on its feet during the pandemic, that keeps the government machine ticking over. Civil servants were lucky enough to keep their employment throughout, and worked bloody hard too. And don’t forget they also pay taxes, not something the government will ever recognise.
I despise the Conservatives and their contempt for the public sector. I yearn for an election and the chance to be rid of the lot of them.
I am enjoying these full-length pieces from Daz Cat that he seems to be working on at the moment, it gives the characters so much more personality and offers scope for the artist to develop that personality.
This is rather a fun piece at the farm end of St Werburghs tunnel that shows a cat reading a right-wing newspaper, and suggests that readers of such papers are mugs. I would love to get all political about this, but it is a Monday morning and I am a little tired, so you can all rest easy. I love the way Daz Cat has painted the clothes on this character. A really nice piece.
In Bristol, most of the political street art seems to be created by stencil specialists. I guess the technique lends itself to writing messages and combining them with famous, iconic or striking figures.
In this beautifully executed example by Dice 67, we see a homeless man holding up a banner, while behind him there is a group of Tory politicians, in what appears to be a police line up. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Gove, Hunt, Osborne and one other. The Tory manufactured mantra since the coalition has been ‘we’re all in it together’. Obviously it is not the case, as the wealthy continue to get wealthier and the poorest in our communities are dropping through the cracks.
Whether I agree or not with this piece is irrelevant in so much as it is a fantastic work and worthy of greater exposure. Dice 67 is a brilliant stencil artist, and I always love it when he visits Bristol and leaves something like this behind.
He signs off the piece with his usual spray cans. A great work.