Archive for June, 2007

If only…

June 29, 2007

…more news presenters were like this:

There is a lot of scope here for a debate on news and newsworthiness.
However I’m inclined to rant in these circumstances, so I will hold back until further provocation.

I will though put the question out there, whether anyone knows of any equivalent scenes from these shores?
I can only think of Jeremy Paxman’s less than enthusiastic weather forecasts…


Very funny…

June 29, 2007

Dave Brown cartoon today.

Should we be told..?

June 28, 2007

Jacqui Smith’s stellar promotion to Home Secretary is interesting. Much more fascinating though, is the fact that Jacqui Smith with long hair is the spitting image of Sarah Brown…or at least Sarah Brown’s imaginary sister… Or step sister… THEY HAVE MANY SIMILAR FEATURES! ..gawd…

Today’s Cartoons of the Big Day…

June 28, 2007

This is brilliant.
This whole handover of power thing.
We should do it more often.

Today’s cartoons of course are the ones that historians will flick through in the years to come when trying to find a visual to brighten up their analysis of the shift between Blairism and Brownism.

Compared to Blair 10 years ago – Brown’s not getting an easy ride! He’s famously frustrated with the fact that cartoonists draw him unfairly fat. But judging by today’s cartoons it doesn’t seem like becoming Prime Minister is going to help that. What’s more, the outgoing Blair is, deliberately or not, being portrayed in a most favourable light!

Peter Brookes draws Blair and Brown and puts Blair’s smile onto Brown’s face. Anyone who saw the moment when Brown consciously had to remind himself to smile after returning to Downing Street after meeting the Queen, would probably protest against the idea that Brown is somehow turning into Blair like that, but as a metaphor for the politics it’s great. The clever thing about this idea is not that Gordon has got Blair’s grin – many of us have done that in one shape or form – but the fact that Blair is left without one.
(By the way, you can also see yesterday’s Mrs Brown cartoon online now.)

Steve Bell’s cartoon in the Guardian shows the sun Blair being eclipsed by the dark cloud that is Gordon. That pretty much sums up the feeling I got when watching him speak in front of Number 10 – hence my much less visually adventurous The Change is Nigh image that I drew as he was speaking.

Dave Brown in the Independent has a very nice one of Gordon outside Number 10 – with a much too small Cinderella shoe on his foot. Speech bubble saying: “There… I told you it would fit!” Simple and effective.

Garland in the Telegraph shows 10 years of Gordon. Dour in the first 9 frames – smiling in the last. Caption: “Time for Change”.

Who in their Right Mind…?

June 27, 2007

Chancellor 2


Momentarily onto another momentous…thing.

June 27, 2007

Matt ‘Hack’ Buck – the talented Tribune cartoonist, has joined Channel 4 News online with his animated political cartoons!
I haven’t got all the details yet, but this looks very exciting indeed!
Keep us posted Matt.

The Times News Blog…

June 27, 2007

Excellent updates on what’s going on in the Commons this evening…

He will be going late into the night with this. Indeed, someone carrying six Tesco bags has just one in, and Ian Austin, Mr Brown’s former spin doctor turned Parliamentary aide, can be seen through the windows drinking Champagne at a mini party in one of Mr Brown’s outer Parliamentary offices.

How brilliant it would’ve been to wander around those corridors tonight…

Trying his Dourmost…

June 27, 2007

Change is nigh

Drawing the Coverage…

June 27, 2007

Street from above



June 27, 2007

Gordo PM Dance