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ddn traingateDouble Down News (DDN) has carried out a great scoop by obtaining the full video footage of the train that Jeremy Corbyn took last August from London to Newcastle. Corbyn appeared in a video talking about the train being full while he sat on the floor.

Virgin released a tiny number of still images and a few seconds of video from the train’s CCTV footage. Richard Branson tweeted one image, claiming it showed Corbyn walking past unreserved seats, even though the image showed only seats with reserved tickets:

branson traingateNumerous politicians and pundits joined in. BBC and other news channels treated as fact the claim that Corbyn had made a false statement. Radio ‘personality’ Nick Ferrari made a particular ‘chump’ of himself:

The furore was dubbed ‘traingate’.

DDN’s footage puts beyond doubt that the accusations against Corbyn were in fact the fake news:

It’s a fantastic piece of work by the…

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The ‘Industrialists’ is a classic ! thanks.

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Kevin Wells ASGFA "The Industrialists" Kevin Wells ASGFA “The Industrialists”, pencil on paper, 50 x 40 cm, 2015.

The Industrialists was unusual for me in the sense the idea came to my mind fully formed and was then drawn pretty much as it was imagined. Usually, I start a drawing with at best a vague idea, or, more often with no idea at all, just the desperate hope that something worthwhile will emerge from my scribbles. The inspiration probably came from a slight obsession with things Victorian, the experience of the polluted metropolis and the joy of drawing tall hats. At the time I made this drawing I had put my cartoony scrawls to one side to work on a series of more objective pencil drawings but could clearly feel the influence of my more natural tendencies beginning to seep through in the faces of these Victorian gentlemen.


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Image of the Month: The Industrialists by Kevin Wells ASGFA

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