Sunday, 18 November 2007

UK PM's Hypocrisy

Shirley Hughes - Christmas Card for No 10 (2007)If you're unlikely to receive a card from Prime Minister Gordon Brown or his missus this Christmas, you might like to see what you'll be missing. The official No 10 Christmas card bears this cute painting by Shirley Hughes, who writes and illustrates the charming Alfie books (CLICK). Proceeds go to Booktrust, the UK charity which encourages all age groups to get stuck into a good book. Considering that Chancellor Brown caused savage cutbacks to public library budgets up and down the country, PM Brown's token gesture to Booktrust is a blatant act of hypocrisy.


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