Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

The barrel of gunpowder almost explodes outside Parliament but not with enough force to claim any of the rabble within. Parliament, London. 23rd May 2009. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Guy Fawkes Government of the Dead Protest. Parliament, London. 23rd May 2009.

By Published Last Edited 2009-05-23 00:00:00

As the political situation degenerates into claims of institutional fraud and widespread nepotism in the British Parliament building, Mr Guy Fawkes visits Parliament for a day out.

He arrives at Parliament with a small band of followers.

He poses for photographs from assembled press workers and tourists. He then carries his barrel of gunpowder to the gates of Parliament and, in front of a notice asking members of the public to stay out, he juggles his barrel of gunpowder to the amusement of passers-by.

Contrary to many expectations and more than a few dissapointed murmerings, the barrel does not explode and no MPs are harmed. Meanwhile, the rabble inside the house continue to struggle for attention as they try convince all they havent done anything wrong.

Parliament, London. 23rd May 2009.

Mr Fawkes arrives at Parliament carrying his barrel of gunpowder past the entrance to the House of Commons.

Mr Fawkes arrives at Parliament carrying his barrel of gunpowder past the entrance to the House of Commons.

Mr Fawkes poses for photographs in his dashing hat and dashing coat.

Mr Fawkes poses for photographs in his dashing hat and dashing coat.

Another man wearing a mask walks past the Parliament.

Another man wearing a mask walks past the Parliament.

Mr Fawkes poses with his barrel of gunpowder outside the gates of Parliament. Members of the public are kindly asked to stay out.

Mr Fawkes poses with his barrel of gunpowder outside the gates of Parliament. Members of the public are kindly asked to stay out.

Mr Fawkes belt buckle depicts a thistle.

Mr Fawkes belt buckle depicts a thistle.

On a more serious note, a man holds a leaflet indicating what little legitimate choice the British people have through their vote.

On a more serious note, a man holds a leaflet indicating what little legitimate choice the British people have through their vote.

The parties over.

The parties over.

The Government of the Dead.

The Government of the Dead.