Slightly edgy left-leaning professionals across Britain have hailed the passing of the ‘Socio-political Spray Paint Dissemination Act – 2010’ into law. The act, better known as ‘Bansky’s Law’ legalises graffiti, provided it is ‘tastefully wrought by privately educated members of socio-demographic classes A and B’ and that it ‘purports to carry some sort of political or cultural message of an improving nature.’
Banksy marked the historic occasion with a press conference at Bromley-by-Bow’s Brownfield Council Estate - taking an afternoon off from work on his first book of essays: ‘If Voting Changed Anything They’d Abolish It’. The former pupil of the Bristol Cathedral School spray painted a picture of Winnie the Pooh in a gimp mask onto one of the stairwells, to wild applause from residents.
“This law is great news” exclaimed Independent on Sunday editor John Mullin, who launched the ‘Banksy’s Law’ campaign in 2007 “It means that our readers can continue to enjoy their copy of ‘Walls and Piece’ in the comfort of their living rooms, whilst simaltaneously bemoaning how little their local police force are doing to curb the graffiti problem.” adding: “Independent readers are very sensitive to accusations of hypocrisy; now, thanks to this law, they can follow Banksy’s wittily-daubed anarchist broadsides with a clear conscience.”
Banksy briefly lifted the Palestinian Kuffiyeh from his face to address the media: “The Government has given us, the upper-middle classes, a solemn charge: we are called to express the collective alienation and ennui felt by millions of ordinary working class folk. These people are feeling ground down by global capitalism, American hegemony and Tory lies. My chums, sorry, 'comrades', and I promise speak on their behalves to the very best of our abilities - and in some cheekily subversive ways” he added, winking to the cameras, before dashing off a fetching trop d’oeil of a vandalised toilet with ‘smash the cistern’ neatly stencilled underneath.