Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Crufts 2013

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Crufts 2013

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Paul Thomas, first published in the Daily Express (above)

In March, the Conservative MP for Totnes, Sarah Wollaston, said David Cameron's cabinet looked "too posh, male and white".

Scott Clissold, first published in the Daily Star (left)

Also in March, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, shown here as a scrappy mutt, warned that ring-fencing certain departments from cuts would damage British industry. Meanwhile, the OBR downgraded growth forecasts for the year to o.6 per cent, half the level it had predicted.

Andy Davey, first published in the Sun (above)

The former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, both went to prison in March after they were found guilty of perverting the course of justice: Pryce had taken speeding points on Huhne's behalf. Huhne now writes a column for the Guardian and Pryce has published a book called Prisonomics.

Morten Morland, first published in the Times (left)

After Margaret Thatcher's death in April, campaigners launched a drive to get the song "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" to the top of the charts. It reached number two, prompting Tory MPs to demand that the BBC censor the song in its countdown of bestselling singles.

Chris Riddell, first published in the Observer (above)

George Osborne was cheered in April by news that the UK was unlikely to enter a triple-dip recession; instead, growth would merely be slow.

Peter Schrank, first published in the Independent on Sunday (below right)

Barack Obama stated that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a "red line" that would prompt the US to take action. …

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