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The art of political cartooning

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Gerald Scarfe is famous for depicting British politicians with big ears and pointed noises in often cruel and at times vicious cartoons.

The artist likens himself to a "court jester", but he takes seriously the portrayal of big political issues and the failings of those in power.

In this first person account, Scarfe talks about his job of making a simple point about the politicians of the day.

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