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Painting, Gordon Brown Unemployed, on the dole. Part 1

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Uploaded on Jun 21, 2009

Seano plays with the theme of "What if". This is the first in a series of paintings that takes a well known celebrity or politician and places them directly at the far end of the spectrum to where they currently exist.

Here Gordon Brown is portrayed as an unemployed person in 2009. He is sat on the couch eating a limp piece of lifeless pizza, flicking channels indiscriminately with the TV changer. His head is lulled to one side and he is plagued with low self esteem, he has lost his will to
fight and after 50 job applications and 5 unsuccessful interviews he falls at his lowest ebb.

This picture asks "What if" Gordon Brown was not Prime Minister, what if he never received the education and social privileges. "What if" in 2009 he was unemployed, on the dole, struggling to find a job, how would he feel and where would he point the finger!

I have nothing against Gordon Brown, I believe deep down he possibly has good social and political values. Let's face facts, name any country in the world, when a politician inherits or is elected to power it doesn't matter what colours they wear, all inherit the same patchwork of political complications from their predecessors.

On the point of good education and social privileges please don't get me wrong! Listen, we would all give our kin the very best in education etc, but the UK never seems to get any closer to closing the gaps and divides that keep the poor and less well-off from rising above their station in life. Each new generation lives in a form of entrapment, very few manage to escape and make good... legally. Those who do we applaud them!!!!


In essence the good old British public want politicians to cut the paperwork time on expenses and allocate at least 50% of their time to tackling real social and community issues.

Just in case you politicians are stuck with that one, it's the one single home where your constituents live and pay council taxes.

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