This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun is a visual representation of the difficult position UK prime minister David Cameron finds himself in following his refusal to agree to a new EU treaty. He's wading in the English Channel whilst being attacked by Britain on one side (his coalition partner Nick Clegg has lashed out at Cameron over the latter's use of the veto) and France and Germany on the other (it was the Franco-German refusal to accept Cameron's insistence on safeguards to protect the City from EU financial regulations that led him to use the veto).
1. The words 'rock' and 'hard place' on the map refer to a common idiom. If you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, you are being faced with two difficult choices. A dilemma; either option you choose will lead to unsatisfactory results. In Cameron's case, he could either have agreed to sign up to the treaty, which would have infuriated the eurosceptic Tory MPs (not to mention the right-wing press), or use his veto and risk alientation from the other 26 EU members. In the end, he chose the latter course.
2. The arrows are inspired by the of the opening titles of the popular seventies BBC TV sitcom 'Dad's Army.
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Paul Thomas uses a very similar idea in this Daily Express cartoon.