The Staggers 11 February 2010 Is this cartoon racist? A controversial cartoon in -- you guessed it -- the Daily Mail. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Following a story yesterday about the supposed "secret plot to make a multicultural UK" (a story which, in fact, rehashed old news), the Daily Mail today carries this cartoon: Sunny Hundal, who flagged up the illustration on Liberal Conspiracy, says: "Yes, it's really a man marrying a sheep in the name of 'multiculturalism'. Because, you know, immigrants are clearly no different to animals." Is this a blatantly racist cartoon, or is there some sort of satirical, non-offensive meaning that we're completely missing? You tell us. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter. › In The Critics this week Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!