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Turn back, this is a shithole!

Peter Brookes (born 1943)


Signed and dated '25 xi 23'

Ink and watercolour

8 x 11 inches

The Times, 24 November 2023

The Times Magazine, 23 December 2023, page 51

"This was a ridiculous row. Its constituency MP accused the home secretary, James Cleverly, of calling Stockton North a 'shithole' at PMQs. Cleverly tried to make out he'd said, 'because you're a shit MP', which doesn't scan the same or come across like that on a microphone. And immigration had gone up to 750,000. So I turned their argument into a comment about migrants and small boats. I mean, why would you want to come here?" Peter Brookes

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