Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Vote Labour for us?

This picture is meant to be proudly showing off the latest election posters.

Let's look at it carefully.

Remember that everything will have been carefully planned beforehand, down to the finest detail - but nobody thought to get rid of the rubbish. It's there, piled up behind the people who think they're important and to the side of the advertising screens. Mrs R thinks it somehow adds to the emptiness, the desolation of an empty, wet, car park.

The 'eyecatching' (rule of thirds) part of the picture says "Vote Labour for us" - the intended punchline is concealed by the all those important people, who really do want us to vote for them. They want us to vote for them so they can keep earning their wages. But they needn't worry too much, because they've already arranged brilliant severance pay and lifelong pension packages for themselves.

The picture was taken by Richard Pohle, for the Times.


Witterings From Witney said...

I think the 'rubbish' is the paper coverings from each poster Mrs. R.

But I take your point, all the rubbish - paper, posters and people - should have been removed from the photo!

Mrs Rigby said...

Yes, that's what's being referred to. It's sloppy, missing out the detail - and because of that it says a lot about the way they've done many things.