This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Express relates to the 'Occupy London' anti-capitalist protest that has closed St Paul’s Cathedral. A bishop is shown in front of the protestors' tents saying, "I've ordered a lightning bolt and a plague of locusts in case the water cannon doesn't turn up".
The cathedral's closure is costing £20,000 a day in lost revenues, and officials from St Paul's and the wider City district are considering legal action to force protesters to remove the camp. In these situations, the police often use water cannons to disperse protesters, but the bishop has requested help from God, 'just in case'. The plague of locusts was one of the ten plagues of Egypt that, according to the biblical Book of Exodus, Israel's God, Yahweh, inflicted upon Egypt to persuade Pharaoh to release the ill-treated Israelites from slavery. And, of course, lightning bolts are often the weapon of choice for gods such as Zeus.