Left wing Casting
In some unspeakable alternate dimension,
Doctor Who has a very unusual and, er, laboured history: Harold Wilson played the First Doctor, Gordon Brown the Fourth, Tony Blair the Fifth, Neil Kinnock the Ninth and Ed Miliband the Eleventh. Fortunately, that is not the case in our world, where the casting gods have been much kinder. This striking and slightly disturbing New Statesman cover – note the looming Tory- blue Dalek – is from its 7 November issue, with artwork by David Young. We heartily recommend picking up a copy for more ( occasionally geeky) current affairs analysis.