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In today’s featured cartoon, Harry Burton paid tribute to slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was by allegedly shot dead by the Israeli forces while covering a raid in the West Bank. The veteran journalist had worked for the channel for over two decades, covering Palestinian affairs and the Middle East.
Adam Zyglis comments on the rise in racial violence in the United States, including the latest incident of a gunman, believed to be an 18-year-old white male, having shot dead 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo city Saturday.
Peter Brookes takes a dig at Princes Charles, who stepped into his mother’s shoes to deliver the Queen’s Speech for the first time in the UK Parliament on 10 May. Charles, who is the heir to the throne, did so in the absence of Queen Elizabeth II due to her health issues.
“My government will level up opportunity in all parts of the country and support more people into work,” Prince Charles told the Parliament, reading out the speech, which is written by the government. The term “level up” had also featured in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s promise to “level up” the country’s economy.
Christian Adams illustrates the British economy as a plummeting aircraft with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as pilot and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak as the co-pilot.