The cartoon is based on this painting about the poem The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
From the Daily Mirror in Britain:
30 December 2006
SHADOW OF BLAIR’S PAYBACK OVER TRUE HONOURS
NEW YEAR’S HONOURS LIST
By Peter Willis
Pride Of Britain Awards Founder
SO rumours that Robin Gibb was to receive a New Year honour for services to the travel industry weren’t completely wide of the mark.
Who would have thought Tony Blair would be so blatant as to honour the man who saved his skin in the Hutton Inquiry?
And while some appointments reek of cronyism, others are simply baffling.