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In the article, Carr refers to the expenses claims by MP’s and the lavish articles furnishing second homes.
Education Secretary Michael Gove, blamed last years riots on, ‘a culture of greed and instant gratification, rootless hedonism and amoral violence’. Between 2005-07 Gove claimed £7,000 furnishing his north Kensington home:
£331 Chinon armchair
£493 Manchu cabinet
£134.50 on a pair of elephant lamps
£750 Loire table
£432 birch Camargue chair
£238.50.birdcage coffee table
Historically broadsides were printed onto one side of a large piece of paper advertising events and proclamations. Popular in the 1700’s I wanted to use the motif of the Tree as a reference to political satire of the early 1800’s.