An image that resonates today

Some of you will be familiar with the (in)famous wartime cartoon by Zec, in the Mirror, providing sharp commentary on the way in which profiteering over fuel prices had serious consequences. It is an image that, 70 years on, still has resonance, albeit in different circumstances.

zec cartoon with caption

Footnote: So incensed was government by the impact of this single cartoon that MI5 was called in to investigate Zec, while some MP’s seriously contemplated demanding the shutdown of the Mirror for the remainder of the war. Thankfully, neither the investigation nor the demands for censorship led any further than a severe reprimand for the paper.


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