Sunday, 7 August 2016

Falling From Grace: Does Trump Still Stand A Chance Of Winning?

Donald Trump cartoon, by Wendy Cockcroft
Donald Trump has been popular among disaffected members of the American public for one reason alone: he promised them hope and change. They are willing to overlook his many faults on the grounds that they believe he can and will deliver on his promises. Now the tide is turning, but could he still win?

Sunday, 31 July 2016

...And The Will Of The People Must Be Respected: Why We Don't Vote As We're Told

The Twofold Principle
I'm currently in popcorn-munching mode over recent political developments. You know that Twofold Principle I'm always banging on about? Well the unfolding events are proving me right: you violate it at your peril; it's a balance, not a contest. Let's take a closer look at what this actually means.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Rebels Without A Clue: Brexit Baulks At Actually Exiting The EU

Cartoon of a well-armed sheep, by Wendy Cockcroft
In a move that was either flippin' stupid or political genius (you decide), our new PM Theresa May has appointed none other than Boris "BoJo" Johnson, the gaffe-prone former Lord Mayor of London, as our foreign minister and appointed leading Brexit campaigners to mange the UK's exit from the EU. Which sounds great in theory but in practice... Let's take a closer look.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Corbyn Clings To Power — Why Does His Own Party Have It In For Him?

Jeremy Corbyn cartoon, by Wendy Cockcroft
The Establishment hates him, the right wing press find fault with everything about him including his bike-riding ways, but the people love him. If that's true, why does Jeremy Corbyn's own party flippin' well hate the man? I've done a bit of digging and I think I know why.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Theresa May Is UK PM - Now What?

Theresa May cartoon - don't spy on us
The cartoon on the left is my abiding image of our new PM Theresa May; an authoritarian intent on violating our privacy for our own good. She wants rid of the Human Rights Act, and either will or won't invoke Article 50, the one that begins the process of getting us out of the EU. Okay, now what?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Eejit McEejitface — The Stop Campaign is Getting Desperate — And Funny

Cartoon of Boris Johnson, by Wendy Cockcroft
I have not been shy about saying I think Donald Trump and Boris "whiff-waff" Johnson are epic prats. However, since I'm Irish I tend to side with the underdog by default; I can't help feeling sorry for these buffoons as the press lays into them from every angle. BoJo has gone down. Will Trump be next to drain down the plughole of history?

Monday, 4 July 2016

Brexit: Was David Cameron Reckless To Call A Referendum?

Lured Britannia, a Wendy Cockcroft cartoon
Well Britain is in a mess, and no mistake. Chancellor George Osborne is planning to drop corporation tax to below 15% in an effort to encourage foreign investment, entirely forgetting that foreign investors view Britain as a gateway to Europe... and we're on our way out of Europe. So... less money in the kitty for things we need and if the minimum wage doesn't rise, expect belts to tighten further still. So, with the whole world taking the ever-living mickey out of this country it's time to ask just how nutty it was for outgoing PM David Cameron to hold a referendum. Let's look at his reasoning, and take it from there.