Good cartoon here

The reason I mention it being that it’s rare to be able to say that of The Guardian:

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I don’t agree with it in the slightest but it is still a good cartoon.

16 thoughts on “Good cartoon here”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Love it. Tim’s trolling his own site. Who’s paying you?”

    This is what political discourse has become: Its impossible to concede your opponents a point without it being seen as a binary cave in, or worse.

    No wonder politics is fucked, as exemplified by the US primaries.

  2. Good in what sense? Well drawn? Nice balance of colours? Interesting metaphor? Beautiful plumage?

  3. It is shite.

    If the Out Campaign had reversed and used it the other way around the SJW treason squad would have been squealing about “abusive exploitation of the victims of capital punishment” or some other sanctimonious bollocks. Humour–if such it was– is only allowed when they do it.

  4. Michael Gove has filled out during his time in the Commons, and the cartoon has certainly got that. He used to be comparatively svelte, but he was on the TV last night standing next to an Outy campaign bus and, my goodness, he is now the old EEC butter mountain made flesh. The belt holding up his kecks looked like it had been fashioned from saddlery.

    Win or lose, he’s having a bloody good war.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    Surreptitious Evil – “Maybe they need dietary supplements of scandium?”

    The metal or the oxide?

    The cartoon shows why the Guardian is so rarely funny. Humour is often cruel. In this case it is poking fun at Gove’s weight, his physical peculiarities verging on birth defects, and his loss of hair. Those are all things that the Guardian would loath if directed at a woman. They would ban someone for making a joke about them when a woman is concerned.

    Humour, like much else in life, is not PC.

  6. Can’t say it greatly amuses me. Even if it had been directed against the Remain camp it would have had me yawning.

  7. Those are all things that the Guardian would loath if directed at a woman. They would ban someone for making a joke about them when a woman is concerned.

    Unless the woman was not in their political camp, and then her opponents could be as sexist and judgmental as they like.

  8. Oh, it’s supposed to be Gove. I would never have guessed. The thing about Steve Bell is that he has been a crap cartoonist for over 30 years and is probably getting worse with age.

  9. Steve Bell has a remarkable record of producing decades of cartoons, not a single one of which has ever been remotely funny, and every one of which has been filled with his own murderous fantasies. He’s like some student newspaper cartoonist from 30-40 years ago who got stuck in a time-warp. Even for the Guardian his Stalinist tendencies should be too much, but apparently not. I could see him as a modern-day Yezhov were he to be given permission to swap his pen for a gun.

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