The rumour mill has gone into overload since this new stencil seemingly by Banksy appeared in Wood Green, North London a week or so ago.
Clearly, it has the signature style of the man himself - depicting a child hunched over an old sewing machine making bunting for the impending Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. Could it be saying that we can’t afford to buy the bunting but need to borrow Gran’s old machine to fashion our own material (harking back to rationing post WWII) - or more likely, look at the (often ex-Empire) sweatshops we are promoting by buying this stuff in?
Either way, it’s got noticed, sparked a debate and got us all thinking. Job done.