Victoria and Albert Museum

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The Queen's Head

The Queen's Head

Taking slight influence from renaissance paintings of Salome with the head of John the Baptist, this cartoon comments on the government's privatisation of the Royal Mail, something not even Margaret Thatcher could bring herself to do, famously saying that she was "not prepared to see the Queen's head privatised".