Is it a policy? Hack Cartoons

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One of the little trials of life as a news cartoonist when working for print publication is being overtaken by the news. In this case it was by former Labour Home Secretary Jackie Smith.

I was drawing this joke on Tuesday morning. I had just finished it and was filing to Tribune when I heard the Smith joke go out over the airwaves and saw it online.

I imagine the curses could have been heard in Edinburgh zoo.