Transpennine culture: November 22nd 2009
A very British view
by Helen Gavaghan, Leeds
BRITANNIA STANDS POISED to plunge her sword into the Bengal tiger. Symbol of India. Her left hand grasps the beast's muzzle. Its fangs are bared. Eyes terrified. Claws semi sheathed curl, in a gesture that one could mistake as affectionate, around the male musculature of Britannia's arm.