The Betrayal

Stella Perrett illustrates the mood of the moment.

The situation in Afghanistan is so extreme, it’s very upsetting to think of all those poor people, and how we have abandoned them. It’s so much worse because Britain has been directly involved…

I’ve called this cartoon “The Betrayal”.

The opium is harvested in Afghanistan by cutting the poppy seed heads, which then weep white resin, as in this picture. The future for women, and girl’s education, in the country is just horrendous. I’m old enough to remember America’s abandonment of Saigon, and this is like history repeating itself. And it feels so much worse, because Britain has been part of it.

Here, Stella Perrett illustrates the mood of the moment exclusively for uncancelled

The Betrayal (also main picture):

Click through to uncancelled’s Facebook page to see Stella’s illustrations in their full glory.

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Stella Perrett

Political cartoonist and book illustrator Stella Perrett has worked in the ‘British Small Press’ for 40 years, documenting her work on her website (link below). From 2015-2020 she was a regular cartoonist for the UK Communist newspaper the Morning Star. Stella has recently retired in order to concentrate on her art, and has become a gender-critical, free speech campaigner in her old age!

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