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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Steve Bell’s Cartoon of Minister Priti Patel

Seth Barrett Tillman
Maynooth University Department of Law

8 March 2020

The Guardian
Letters Editor

RE: Steve Bell’s Cartoon of Minister Priti Patel (4 March 2020, 19:42 GMT), <>.

Dear Letters Editor,

I am a long-time reader of your newspaper. I even had a letter published in 2019. I am untroubled by strong writing and strong views. That said, Bell’s most recent cartoon strikes me as racism—straight up. In this situation, I can no longer buy your paper. That said—I think you should remain free to publish what you want. Should you come to your senses and a sense of decency, let me know, and I will consider buying your paper again in the future.

Only wishing you well,


Seth Barrett Tillman

Seth Barrett Tillman, Steve Bell’s Cartoon of Minister Priti Patel, New Reform Club (Mar. 8, 2020, 8:47 AM), <>.