Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
21 January 2010

David Cameron poster: part four

The Staggers's five favourite Cameron mock-ups

By Samira Shackle

The saga continues (read instalments one, two and three of my David Cameron poster-fest, if you’re that way inclined).

It has been said that the English have satire instead of revolutions. This theory seems to be borne out by the abundance of doctored images of Cameron’s notorious election poster.

Web templates at and Andy Barefoot have allowed the general public to have their wicked way with the airbrushed monstrosity, to great comic effect. Perhaps the poster — intended to cash in on the Cameron brand in a way that Labour never could with Brown — is starting to feel like a bit of a £500,000 mistake.

Here are our five favourites.

Sign up for The New Statesman’s newsletters Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. A handy, three-minute glance at the week ahead in companies, markets, regulation and investment, landing in your inbox every Monday morning. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A weekly dig into the New Statesman’s archive of over 100 years of stellar and influential journalism, sent each Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy







Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter