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For the bendy, not the few

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  1. ScottieDog says:


  2. manandboy says:


  3. Socrates MacSporran says:

    Sorry Chris, but, I feel, the reality is, they are tied-up in an even bigger knot than that.

  4. Frank Gillougley says:


    That is the tortured Labour Party in every way, especially their labyrinthine utterances, pronouncements and ‘reasoning’ – if it could be called that at all.

    Pure twisted.

  5. Kevin Cargill says:

    Fantastic. Keir Stamer there bending over backwards to keep Corbyn in position. Very clever. You’re a genius Chris.

  6. Capella says:

    It’s astonishing, isn’t it. English politicians lied about BREXIT with dark money and secret PR companies.

    Welsh politicians – don’t know what Carwyn Jones thought but he’s resigned and now Leanne Wood has been voted out. Welsh Sion?

    Northern Ireland voted remain but Stormont is disabled and the DUP are Leavers in power, thanks to dark money.

    The only honest broker here is the Scottish Government and Nicola Sturgeon / Mike Russell.

    We really only have one clear option because all the others are playing Twister.

  7. Name (required) says:

    labour should take hied

  8. Peter Brunskill says:

    In the pantheon of Cairns magic, this is close to the top of the pile.

  9. ronnie anderson says:

    Great Chris Len making his mooth go for the Union in ever decreasing membership

  10. sinky says:

    Herald reports that Clare Lally has left Labour Party over Dugdale affair. Also Labour’s day of action leaflets printed in Northumberland. Meanwhile Yoons must be worried as Scotland In Union has full page adverts in several papers going on about Snp day of action.

  11. manandboy says:

    Brexit – or how to blindfold four countries and then put them in a maze.

  12. Bugger (the Panda) says:

    You had me worried yesterday with your golf obsession.


  13. Collie says:

    I want to know if Ian Murray was singing the English anthem “Jerusalem” at the end of the Labour Party Conference?

  14. Clootie says:

    “You can’t trust a promise someone makes while they’re drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office.” – Joe Moore

    Don’t trust words, trust the evidence of past actions.

  15. galamcennalath says:

    Yup, Labour, totally erse for elbow.

    Blue spots not in play? Perhaps just a wee bit too Tory for them.

  16. dakk says:

    Perchance, does ol’ Steptoe feel Len’s rod balls deep up his arse now that the part-time pacifist had to bend over on Trident.

    Apologies if you are breakfasting.

  17. Richard Hunter says:

    It’s a shame. I liked Corbyn, and I voted for him (in England), but he’s been such a disappointment.

  18. Fred says:

    Sir Keir Starmer if you please!

  19. galamcennalath says:

    Never ever have the two main London parties been in such a mess. Infighting, no coherent policies, regular u-turns. However, it’s the Tories in power with a minority and Labour who should be positioning to attack when the government is so weak.

    Brexit was sold on fantasy lies using dark money. Magic beans. Vast majority of Labour members and voters simply don’t want it, in any form.

    Labour have an amazing opportunity spread out before them, and what to they do … try hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

  20. Breeks says:

    That game must be easy when you’ve no backbone.

  21. Brian Powell says:

    Labour in England and Scotland doing the ‘we don’t want you to notice the Tories’ policy announcements.

    Westminster is a seesaw for power. But the Tories control it most of the time and whatever Labour might do the Tories will undo at the next bout of Tory Government.

    Scots Labour voters suffer from a particularly bad case of ‘not seeing the Tories’ with complications of ‘will somebody else far away sort things out where I don’t have to make any big decisions’.

    This means they spend a lot of time scratching at the scabs created by Tory policies but never, ever being cured, the scabs keep spreading.

  22. Sharny Dubs says:

    My only worry is that the standard of uk politics is so god awful low that the SNP have nothing to measure themselves against.

    What an absolute shower.

    Mind and keep your powder dry!!

    We still have a long way to go!

  23. mogabee says:

    How appropriate this ‘toon is!

    Twisted and tortuous, contorted, pulled apart, broken and snapped.

    The above definitions of twisted align perfectly with a Labour party intent on telling us one thing and showing us another.

    We stopped being a gullible population years ago when Labour decided that the Tories were their new Best Friends…

    GTF Labour and leave Scotland to forge a new path, straight rather than your twisted one.

  24. Clootie says:

    Westminster is run by the “establishment”. The best picture is a puppet master (the establishment) with a glove puppet on each hand ( The Tories and Labour)

  25. Muscleguy says:

    Boom! Boom! nice one.

  26. Dan Huil says:

    “Product Description:

    Get ready to reach and stretch your way around the other players in this wacky [britnat] party classic! Listen to the body part and colour that the referee calls out. When you hear “Left Foot… Yellow!” put your left foot on the yellow circle on the mat. Sounds easy, but soon enough you’ll find yourself reaching around the other players to follow the ref’s directions. Don’t fall over and be the last player standing to win!”

  27. Grouse Beater says:

    The Labour Party are great contortionists, Chris, led by Corbyn. Currently they are all things to all men, except Scotland which they plan will do as it’s told. Labour mouth sensible reversals of neo-colonialism but somehow their generosity to humankind stops short of Scotland’s full democracy.

    Go see this fine film that gives us insight to the Clearances through the nightmare of Ireland’s Great Famine.

    Your essential weekend reading

    You’ll leave in tears, seething:
    This is not so good a film:

  28. Bob Mack says:

    Gordion knot of British, never mind Labour politics.

    All twisted every which way but with a very simple solution.Find a loophole.

    Brilliant Chris.

  29. Macart says:

    Neatly done Chris. 🙂

    Seems there’s more than one twister present.

  30. Artyhetty says:

    Brilliant. Labour and their office branch in Scotland are tying themselves in knots with their duplicitousness.

    Labour Britnats hate that the people of Scotland have seen them for what they are, and have been for a long time, and for how they kept Scotland poor and begging as much as their pals the Tories have done.

    Hell mend em.

  31. Petra says:

    Brilliant cartoon, as usual Chris. Nail on the head!

    Fantastic letter hackalumpoff (11:02am). And a great big welcome to Dr Allan T Moore. A great asset for the Independence cause.

  32. call me dave says:

    Well conceived cartoon caught the whole thing there. 🙂


    Good find.
    Yes a warm welcome to Dr Allan T Moore.

  33. Andy-B says:

    Brilliant Chris, the twisted playing Twister.

  34. Foonurt says:

    Aye, richt ahnuff.

    Jeremy, Dick and labour, awe ower thoan shoap.

  35. Auld Rock says:

    You get a brilliant one and think surely he can’t better this and then he goes and DOES just that. Truly great Chris.

    Auld Rock

  36. Robert Peffers says:

    Here we go, a bit of music to spice up that great Chris Cartoon:-

  37. Andy-B says:

    Well if this police officer isn’t happy with the SNP, then he/she shouldnt take the 6% pay rise.

  38. Foonurt says:

    Huv nivurr votit, fur Coarbyn. Nurr voatit, sooth ah thoan boardurr.

    Mine ye, yurr richt. Coarbyn’s, ah richt disappeiymint.

  39. yesindyref2 says:

    So next Saturday is the march in Edinburgh, and the day after taht the SNP Conference starts. SNP members should watch carefully this week, as there will be attempts to turn SNP member against SNP member, to try to provoke reactions at the Conference and disrupt it.

    Old wounds reopened, the “split” over the timing of Indy Ref 2, we’ll be seeing it all in the media and forums, both above and below the line. My advice as a non-member – don’t respond.

  40. HandandShrimp says:


    You are probably right but I don’t think those that were desperate to try and manufacture the notion of civil war in the SNP realise just how mellow things are in local branches.

    People are looking forward to the march and the conference. Yes, some are impatient to start campaigning for an Indyref2 but there is a quiet sense that we are inexorably moving towards that point as Brexit stumbles from one car crash to the next.

    On the cartoon I tend to think of Labour as the Picket Party…not burning braziers or clever a cappella singing but rather those twee white garden fences.

  41. yesindyref2 says:

    It was a “set to” last night that put me in mind of the NATO debate, fiercely fought in 2012, I watched on TV because I was interested in the result (being defence minded), but was more impressed with the debate and the count, which was just 52% in favour, in spite of all the leadership getting behind Robertson’s new defence plan and policy.

    Yet apart from 2 list MSPs and another MSP at the next Holyrood election, and maybe a handful of members, the members just accepted the will of the majority and moved on – even while clearly keeping their same views they had before.

    No wonder the Tories and Labour hate the SNP. It’s something they just can’t do. To be honest, not sure if I could either if it had gone the other way, but then I wasn’t a member then – or now. I’m far too self-opinionated 🙂

  42. Ian McCubbin says:

    All the best weed soldiers on the board lol.

  43. ronnie anderson says:

    I’ll just leave this here sos if its been posted before but its a good read .

  44. yesindyref2 says:

    Thanks for that, had a quick look through his 2014 blog posts pre-Ref, and the guy is not only genuine, but “one of us” even then as a NO voter, the way he describes UK Gov manipulation of an EU report, and the hospital car park “debt” which isn’t a debt but a charge. A hearty welcome to him, when (if) he’s ready to be YES.

  45. twathater says:

    @Andy B 2.34pm

    That tweet shouldn’t just be ignored by the SNP SG or Police Scotland this is a direct partisan comment and apart from it being wrong about the SNP going on about indy whoever posted it has done it deliberately to show support for they bam sticks .

    Imagine if someone from Police Scotland used the official twatters site to post direct links to WOS or any indy site the brit nats would be skittering themselves and tRuthless muddle, ach, wee wullie would be demanding heads to roll

    The person who did this should be identified , outed and diciplined for the brainless twat they obviously are , the police are supposed to be non political are we going to suffer descrimination from brit Nat polis at our marches , and then when they smash heids is it only a bit o banter

  46. yesindyref2 says:

    I kind of think that whoever put up that tweet won’t be able to again.

  47. ronnie anderson says:

    In all probability Police Scotland would know who the culprit is as every person Civilian/Police have to sign in with their ID card , forby which they would have to check the system for security breach’s .

    This can’t be left without a investigation ( if its not a fake story ) that is .

  48. twathater says:

    Ronnie & yes indy2 I know what your saying guys i’m just sick to the back teeth of these ar*ewipes being able to spout their pish without any repercussions , as Andy B says the SG are so shite i’m sure this polis guy won’t want his pay rise because he has so much integrity ( aye right ) mibbeess he’ll wait on treesa giving him a 8% rise

  49. HandandShrimp says:

    I would be surprised indeed if out of 17,000 police officers there were not a few SiU types amongst them…basic probability really.

    I would imagine the culprit has had a meeting sans coffee with a superior officer and told to never do it again. Of course the person responsible may be about to retire/leave and it was a sign off with two fingers.

  50. yesindyref2 says:

    My guess is it’s a civilian worker, either failed probation, sacked or leaving anyway. The chances it’s an officer, who I’m reasonably sure are not allowed to engage in political activity even when off duty, are very small I think.

    Or the Kremlin hacked the account.

  51. Meg merrilees says:

    Here’s a link to the Crowdfunder on the Revs other posting today. if anyone wants to donate…

    on £7,175 with 11 hours to go – Target £12,000 for another stunning pro-Indy series.

  52. sandy says:

    Edinburgh 6th Oct.


    Let MSM ignore this at their peril.

  53. One_Scot says:

    Well said Meg.

  54. Collie says:

    All quiet.

    This is what “being in limbo” feels like.

  55. Sharny Dubs says:

    O/T Corbyn arrives and can’t pay the taxi ??
    Dynamic Labour in action ?

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