Forget my advice about voting for the Threadneedle Figurative Prize. I've just tried. Shock! Horror! You can vote for only the 7 shortlisted entries, which are some of the weakest exhibits among the 71 selected for the show! Look at this impressionistic mess The Clothes Show by Paul Brandford. Can you recognize Robert "Should have gone to Specsavers" Mugabe between two of his thugs? Who on earth shortlisted it? A drinking buddy? Old art school chum? It wouldn't pass muster as a political cartoon. The richest art prize in the UK drew over 2,700 entries, from kids to Royal Academicians, and this is shortlisted! Care to bet it wins the Selectors Prize? Click the title link, not to vote, but to e-mail your protest about how this prize has been fixed.