This cartoon by Blower from The Telegraph relates to the protests which are expected at Mrs Thatcher's funeral next week. Anarchist groups have been started on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in preparation, including one called If Thatcher does get a State Funeral We Will Riot. Some of the groups are attempting to instigate pickets and protests, while others are posting advice to those planning to riot. Full story >>
Four people are standing in front ot St. Paul's Cathedral, where the funeral will take place. The man and the woman on the left are mourners, dressed in the traditional black. The man is wearing a row of medals, so he is probably a soldier, possibly a Falklands War veteran. He is also carrying a wreath. On the right, we can see an anarchist holding a petrol bomb, and a policeman in full riot gear (helmet, shield, and baton).
The cartoonist plays on the expression dress code. A dress code is a set of rules about what you should wear in a particular place or at a particular event, such as a funeral. Usually, of course, the term does not apply to police and rioters!