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Pope Benedict announces his new commandment
Darling’s Budget Prayer
Tweedle Dum, Dumberer and Dumbest
At least the stoo-pid Blairites are good for one thing.. They give you lots of
chances to revise old cartoons – this one with Byers joining the happy
throng of idiocy..
Dick Cheney practices his ‘advanced interrogation’ techniques
Cheney runs off at the mouth about his wonderful war and lambasts Joe Biden for claiming that the Obama administration should take the credit for advances in Iraq while also claiming that water-boarding is not torture but is merely an ‘advanced interrogation’ technique.
‘Honest’ John Healey’s Fire Sale
Housing minister John Healey told the BBC that housing repossession is the best option for some people. This from the man who made £8OK from the sale of his SECOND home last year.
Terry Loses England Captaincy
Crisis at Stormont
Big Head is Watching You
You have to question the wisdom of a political advertising campaign that seems to want to promote the idea that the leader of the party is some kind of creepy Big Brother control freak which is exactly what the Tories current campaign absolutely screams of to me.
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dummerer
You really would think the Blairites would have got over themselves by now. But then again..
Matthew Wright Caricature
As seen on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff this morning.
Charlie Brooker Caricature
Top Gear Caricature
Lord Haw Bore
Shameless Tory MEP Daniel Hannan continues to act like some modern day Lord Haw Haw, using his anti-NHS diatribes to ingratiate himself to US Republican right wingers for purely selfish reasons and scant regard for the people of his own country. New Labour have been terrible in government, but I think anyone who thinks the Tories won’t be even worse is in for a very big shock.
Noel Fielding caricature
Tories to Reverse Fox Hunting Ban
Exterminate the BBC!
Dr Who writer Russell T Davies says the Tories will destroy the BBC if elected. This coming months after Murdoch backed Cameron, funny that..
Berlusconi’s Hair-raising Experience
The self-proclaimed man of the people got more than he bargained for when he actually met the people.
Stephen Fry and Alan Davies
Novelist and columnist
Gary McKinnon Extradition
New Labour really do seem hell bent on doing everything they can to ensure they lose the next election.
Free Market Economics 101
It’s a simple model – the government takes our money and gives it to the fat cat bankers. The so-called supreme court inexplicably reverses a decision on bank charges (or perhaps it’s not to hard to explain). The law then used the police to squash peaceful protest and everyone in the loops is happy, but as for the rest of us well..
EU President Ernst Stavro Rompuy and his No2
Brown, Blair and Mandelson welcome the newest member of the unelected power club.
British Government now considers peaceful protest a terrorist act
Dimbleby Misses Question Time
BBC Question Time host David Dimbleby was forced to miss Question Time this week after being kicked by a bullock on his farm.
Obama Proposes Disarmament
Obama proposes disarmament to the UN while secret Iranian nuclear facility uncovered.
Murdoch and his cronies go to town with their smear job on Brown
These sleazes will say and do anything to get their own way and their other puppet Cameron into No10 and the sheeple will just swallow it all up with a big spoon. But then they spell the family name wrong too, their hypocrisy, selfishness and amoral crassness knows no bounds.
Goldman Sachs’ CEO ‘I’m doing God’s work’
The man absolutely beggars belief! As one Times comment said ‘if this man is doing God’s work it’s little wonder the churches are empty’.
Chirac Facing Court on Corruption Charges
Former French President Jacques Chirac is ordered to stand trial on corruption charges relating to his time as Paris Mayor.
Bob Ainsworth Trial by Nimrod
Bob Ainsworth looked like he’d soiled himself when the report into the Nimrod crash blamed government penny-pinching.
Tony Blair the first EU President?
Radovan Karadzic on Trial in the Hague for War Crimes
Karadzic refused to attend court on the first day of his trial for war crimes in the Hague, demanding more time to prepare his case.
Shadow Culture Minister Does His Master’s Bidding
Only a couple of weeks since Murdoch endorsed the Tories and low and behold the Tories repay their master’s kindness stating their plans to ‘rip up’ the BBC’s Royal Charter. One thing you can always say for the Tories they’re not hung up onquality, at least not for the rest of us anyway.
Trevor Baines collapsed in court today after being found guilty of money laundering in a $175 million scam and remanded in custody. Baines who is 493rd The Times rich list took part in the fraud in 2001.
Tired Old Red Tape Excuses
A controversial one this time. Discontent with British policing has been growing for some time, with the police often claiming they’re unavailable to answer the needs of those who need them most. We hear all the time of families and individuals being victimised by young thugs, with the police calling this anti-social behaviour and label it low priority, and then hiding behind the tired old excuses of ‘being tied up with red tape’ and government’s notions of not wanting to ‘criminalise the young’. The law and the police do not criminalise anyone, the criminals do that to themselves by committing crimes, whatever their age. Perhaps the public (who are being badly let down by the system) might be a little more understanding if the police weren’t so keen to arrest anyone who stands up for themselves, but only doing so out of frustration when the police refuse to help.
Baroness Scotland hoisted by her own petard tells us don’t do as I do, do as I say.
Trust Me I’m a Tory..
A publicity postcard I created a couple of months ago in the light of the MPs expenses scandal.
Global Reinsurance magazine August cover and centre spread
The race for the AIG CEO’s job hots up
This week’s Daily Star cartoon for Joe Mott’s column:
Accountancy Age weekly caricatures
Nothing more to say.
The Big Bother House
The scurrilous and the treacherous are dropping like flies.
Paul van Buitenen MEP
An example of the work I do for one of my regular clients. Each week I produce a caricature of someone famous in the finance sector. This particular chap is little known outside the business and political sectors, but he is most famous as a whistleblower who revealed fraud and mismanagement within the European Commission. He is now an MEP himself.
Not the Watchmen character, but one of a series I’ve been commissioned to produce for Manx Heritage
HHouse – Hugh Laurie
It occurred to me only after I had finished this caricature of Hugh that his haunted expression reminds me of Munch’s The Scream. I wonder if the casters of House had this in mind when they approached Laurie for the role?