I know this one’s a few days old, but I just have to mention it as it’s one of my favourite cartoons of the year.
Martin Rowson on the decision to have another Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
It’s such a dull (or should that be complicated) subject in many ways, but the cartoon puts it brilliantly.
The caricature of Jose Manuel Barroso is superb, and the Irish character is excellent in its simplicity. The expressions are wonderful. The sweat on the Irishman’s face after throwing up is a great touch.
Most of all though, there’s great comedy timing.
I’ve looked at it again and again, and it still makes me laugh.