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shaolin_monkey

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17550 on: 27 October, 2020, 08:54:18 PM »
This cartoon re Marcus Rashford vs The Tories hits the nail on the head, and is funny to boot.

Goooal!

https://imgur.com/gallery/Ln8PBv8

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17551 on: 27 October, 2020, 09:31:03 PM »
As soon as I saw the font I knew that was Squires, my current favourite cartoonist (sorry Steve Bell). His football cartoons in the Guardian are just brilliant, I even enjoy the ones about Australian football, even though I don't know the people or the events referred to - I have inadvertently learned a lot about the AFL from him!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17552 on: 27 October, 2020, 10:00:04 PM »
This cartoon re Marcus Rashford vs The Tories hits the nail on the head, and is funny to boot.

Goooal!

https://imgur.com/gallery/Ln8PBv8

That was really good. I couldn't believe the nerve of the Tories - they were on C4 News yesterday doing all this "Isn't charity wonderful!" and making out that they've somehow engineered a wonderful result. Politicians? Poli-twat-ions, more like!
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17553 on: 28 October, 2020, 09:17:38 AM »
The Tories seem to be having a hissyfit at being called what they are - Scum.

This Gary Sambrook thing is hilarious. Talking about civility, when they are starving kids.

And i'll continue the love for David Squires. Funny. Emotional. Can hit every emotion in a single strip, and his Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal one had me in floods of tears.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17554 on: 28 October, 2020, 09:58:23 AM »
This cartoon re Marcus Rashford vs The Tories hits the nail on the head, and is funny to boot.

Goooal!

https://imgur.com/gallery/Ln8PBv8

Now *there's* some good political comics. Funny,  punches up, encapsulates reality.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17555 on: 28 October, 2020, 12:37:34 PM »
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This cartoon re Marcus Rashford vs The Tories hits the nail on the head, and is funny to boot.

Goooal!

https://imgur.com/gallery/Ln8PBv8
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17556 on: 28 October, 2020, 01:49:33 PM »
A far less witty take on the same subject, but it made me laugh out loud (and Gary Sambrook really is a daft fecker for drawing attention to it).

https://twitter.com/GarySambrook89/status/1320702726611914754
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17557 on: 28 October, 2020, 02:30:54 PM »
A far less witty take on the same subject, but it made me laugh out loud (and Gary Sambrook really is a daft fecker for drawing attention to it).

https://twitter.com/GarySambrook89/status/1320702726611914754

I wonder what the chances are that a Dredd artist will slip in the Sambrook Graffiti in a story at some stage!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17558 on: 28 October, 2020, 03:03:38 PM »
Typical uncivil thuggery from the far left.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17559 on: 29 October, 2020, 12:39:48 PM »
I see the “is Corbyn racist?” story is vastly overshadowing the one about a sitting government being sued for failing to safeguard national security FOR THE FIRST TIME IN U.K. HISTORY.

Makes you wonder about the timing, eh?

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-54725758

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/29/legal-action-taken-against-pm-over-refusal-to-investigate-kremlin-meddling

 https://www.ft.com/content/a8b9ee93-2b04-49b3-ba19-f7121ba47108

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17560 on: 29 October, 2020, 02:21:33 PM »
I would have thought it more likely it was timed to provide cover for the EHRC's refusal to investigate Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, but it says a great deal about UK politics that there's so many dead cats to choose from.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17561 on: 01 November, 2020, 11:48:01 AM »
This cartoon re Marcus Rashford vs The Tories hits the nail on the head, and is funny to boot.

Goooal!

https://imgur.com/gallery/Ln8PBv8

Now *there's* some good political comics. Funny,  punches up, encapsulates reality.

That Squires guy is terrific, I've seen a bit of his stuff.  Am I the only First Dog On The Moon fan here? His humour might be too Australian focussed for you and he does have his annoyingly didactic moments, but when he's good, which is most of the time, he's very good. 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/31/queensland-meet-your-new-premier

(an oldie but a goodie about an election in Queensland)

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17562 on: 01 November, 2020, 12:29:47 PM »
Yep, I’d vote cassowary!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17563 on: 01 November, 2020, 01:24:04 PM »
Everything I know about Cassowaries comes from FDotM, and everything I know about the AFL comes from Squires

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17564 on: 01 November, 2020, 02:23:43 PM »
Here’s the pre-action protocol from the Good Law Project, designed to legally challenge the appointments of Tories like Dido Harding to positions with seemingly no advertisement or fair recruitment process.


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“We are instructed by The Runnymede Trust, the leading independent think- tank on race equality and race relations in the UK, and the Good Law Project, a civil society organisation. This letter sets out the grounds of their proposed claim against the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister.

These grounds concern the Government’s appointment of individuals, some of whom are personally, politically or professionally connected with senior members of the Conservative Party, to administrative roles of vital public importance, without any open or formal recruitment process.

In particular, the claim challenges the appointment of Baroness Dido Harding to be Interim Head of the National Institute for Health Protection and Mike Coupe, Gareth Williams, Ben Stimson and Paul de Laat to senior positions at NHS Test and Trace.

These appointments evidence a Government policy or practice of making public appointments without adopting processes designed to ensure appointment on merit, on the basis of transparent and fair competition.”

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SUww4RRuv6pBZcISOXTmdNNa2ZcUHGsm/view