Today's cartoon by Dave Brown in The Independent relates to the announcement by Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon that she plans to call a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister’s intervention had been timed a day ahead of when Theresa May had been predicted to trigger article 50, but No 10 later indicated that it would not serve notice to leave the EU until the end of the month. The confirmation of the later date, in the aftermath of the speech, fuelled speculation the prime minister had been unnerved by Sturgeon. Read more >>
The cartoon shows UK Prime Minister Theresa May having breakfast in Number 10 (the title 'Brexit is served' is a play on 'breakfast is served'). She's wearing a Union Jack napkin round her neck and holding a knife and fork, which makes one think that she's about to tuck into a 'full English'. However, her breakfast has been ruined by Nicola Sturgeon, who has just emptied a load of cold porridge onto the PM's head through the window using a cement mixer! Porridge is, of course, one of Scotland's national foods (along with deep-fried Mars Bars and Haggis).