The Staggers 6 January 2011 Things that look like Eric Pickles Yes, it’s a giant thumb. Print HTML Tweet Those of you who subscribe to the New Statesman (and why wouldn't you?) will be familiar with the weekly political lookalike*. Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is our current obsession. And if you want to know what led us to drawing on our thumbs, read Kevin Maguire's latest column. Send your Eric-a-likes, or other suggested lookalikes, to firstname.lastname@example.org. (* There's some more highbrow stuff in the magazine too. Honest.) › Labour’s plan to defeat the Tories on prisoners’ votes Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?