Banksy Is Back

  • Banksy has not yet claimed the work but it carries all of his hallmarks
  • It mysteriously appeared in the early hours of this morning
  • The work is a comment on the recent concerns over surveillance
  • It has appeared in Cheltenham, close to the UK’s listening post GCHQ


Mysterious street artist Banksy is thought to have unveiled his latest creation, taking aim at the thorny issue of government surveillance.

The guerrilla graffiti artist is believed to be behind the image of three trenchcoat clad agents eavesdropping on a telephone box that appeared in Cheltenham in the early hours of this morning.

It is believed the city was chosen for the work because it is where GCHQ, the centre of the UK’s surveillance network, is based. The graffiti is on the side of a house just three miles from the listening post.

Although the artist has not officially claimed the work, it is in his characteristic style and carries a political message in line with his previous pieces.

It comes in the wake of the storm over the leaked files from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, which shed light on the extent to which governments were listening in on citizens’ communications.

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