Ref NoLDG/1/1/107
Title"So you won't accept scraps. Very well - starve."
Date24 May 1972
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionA black man is shown kneeling with a table balanced on his lower back, on which an extravagant meal rests. Seated on the back of this man's heels is Ian Smith, who holds cutlery and prepares to enjoy the feast. A bone, apple core and half-eaten piece of food meanwhile sit on a plate in front of the black man, who looks at it with disgust. Smith is looking towards this in the cartoon, commenting that if this person will not eat his scraps he will just have to starve instead. Alec Douglas-Home, depicted as a butler to Ian Smith, is shown overlooking this scene with a concerned expression on his face.

[News from 24 May: Mr Ian Smith described the Pearce report as naïve and inept.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)
Access StatusOpen
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2024