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  • Ever since I was a little boy, I enjoyed drawing monsters.

  • I would spend ages assembling fangs, eyes, scales, and horns into the creative critters of my imagination.

  • This week in my cartoon for The Economist.

  • I was able to put my youthful zeal for beasts to good use.

  • I wanted to create two toothy cartoon abominations to help explain the uncomfortable choices facing Britain in the fast approaching run up to Brexit next spring.

  • The British Prime Minister, Theresa May this week finally put forward a draft Brexit plan for the UK.

  • It was a 500 page colossus that received mixed reviews from her cabinet.

  • It faces even tougher scrutiny in Parliament which will have to approve it.

  • When the public faces this Brexit behemoth, they will see a scary creature that will leave damaging tooth marks on many parts of the economy.

  • A worse option for Brits may be looming.

  • A no-deal Brexit monster.

  • A failure to agree on Missus May's deal by March could unleash this feat with even more ferocious bite.

  • Surely there must be a way to escape these brutes, you may ask.

  • Well, not according to Missus May and many of her fellow conservatives.

  • They say a second referendum on Brexit is out of the question.

  • Asking the citizens to vote again on this weighty issue would they claim unleash even more monstrous consequences.

  • Is the door an escape or a trap?

  • There's only way to find out.

  • What lies behind the door?

  • We don't know.

Ever since I was a little boy, I enjoyed drawing monsters.

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Theresa May's Brexit Monsters (cartooned) | The Economist

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    Liang Chen posted on 2019/01/31
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