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  1. Robert Louis says:

    Excellent and approporiate cartoon. At a time when just ONE MP (Labour) has the courage to stand up in the undemocratic English parliament and state that Boris Johnson is a serial and compulsive liar. Of course that Labour MP was punished for stating the truth, for stating hard verifiable FACT. Boris Johnson IS a serial liar, indeed he has lied throughout his entire life. He was sacked as a journalist for lying.

    Welcome to the rotten cesspit called the ‘united’ kingdom in 2021. A nasty vicious racist, tawdry pathetic place, where the English leader, is a right wing lying tory thug. ‘Crooks in suits’ now inhabit Westminster.

    But, look, I don’t want to be all doom and gloom, let us think of the future. The English colonial government has decided that covid is no longer a problem. Wind the clock forward a few years, and we can see where it will all end. The entire population chronically infected with a highly contagious new variant of covid. Nobody will be free of it. Long covid for all, permanently, that is exactly the road the UK is on right now.

    Meanwhile the Scottish ‘government‘ we elected, re-elected and re-elected, and re-elected again to deliver independence does NOTHING. Even as powers are one by one removed from Holyrood by England, they obsess over gender and little else. The SNP, the all-talk but do NOTHING party.

    The SNP is now our biggest obstacle to independence.

  2. Jim Bo says:

    Morning Chris, another fine cartoon thanks.
    Robert Louis describing affairs pretty much perfectly too.
    Stu, hope you’re well we miss you.

  3. Gary45% says:

    Cracking “toon” Chris.
    RL sums up the situation perfectly.
    Although I wouldn’t class Johnson as a thug, I think you would find if a small child challenged him to a “square go” he would crap himself and run to nanny.

  4. Republicofscotland says:

    Nice one Chris, but there’s plenty of pots and kettles at Holyrood, that we need to expose first. Ian (Scotland won’t stand for it) Blackford has come out (possibly after Dawn Butler showed him and the SNP/MPs for what they really are) and given it to Johnson, saying Boris Johnson’s time in office has been mired in sleaze and scandal, a litany of failures driven by Tory self interest.

    Blackford could easily have been speaking about the Scottish government and Sturgeon the betrayer of Scots.

  5. Dave Hansell says:

    “‘Crooks in suits’ now inhabit Westminster.”

    Clowns to the political left, Jokers to the political right. For the most part thieves, vagabonds and beggars in velvet gowns demonising as ‘populist’ anyone having the temerity to expect what it says on the tin.

    And not only in Westminster. The Corporate interest tail is wagging the dog across the entire Western political system. A system which is irrevocably and systemically broken and not fit for purpose.

    Right now it’s not only the ability to earn a living which is under threat for publically expressing a view critical of whatever sacred subjective narrative the Parish Guardians seek to impose. This week its Party membership. Next week, if people are daft enough to entrust that kind of power over them, it will be the right to vote under threat if you hold the ‘wrong’ views or insist on being a member of the reality based community.

    If ever a history gets written about the present it will be entitled ‘Malice in Blunderland.’

  6. Captain Yossarian says:

    Congratulations to Mr Robert Louis – that’s three in a row. Liars degrade parliament more than anything else and it was about time Boris Johnson was named at Westminster. There’s no sanction against it now, but the public don’t want it and so she was doing that in the best traditions of the Labour Party. Robin Cooke used to do it all the time.

  7. Republicofscotland says:

    Mike Russell is really scraping the barrel these days, today in a half page column in the National newspaper Russell Russell has the chutzpah to say that Dawn Butler is right, (she is) but then says that Boris Johnson must start telling the the truth.

    Hello Mike Earth calling Mike do you read me, what about closer to home Mike, should Sturgeon not start telling the truth, or is that just a bit too inconvenient.

    Russell then goes on to say that breaking the Ministerial Code is a resigning offence, do these people have no shame I ask myself, and I find myself saying apparently not.

  8. John Jones says:

    The difference between
    Justice and the law?

    In Scotland it depends
    on whether you support
    independence or the union

    Craig Murray, Alex Salmond, Mark Hirst,
    Manny Singh, Dave Llewellyn, Garry Kelly,
    Marion Millar,
    Who’s next?

  9. robertknight says:

    What with the Bumbling Buffoon at Westminster and the Poison Dwarf at Holyrood, it’s fair to say, we’re f****d!

    Nice drawing though Chris, thanks.

  10. Captain Yossarian says:

    @John Jones – Gordon Dangerfield himself said that the law in Scotland is now the political arm of the SNP. I often wonder why parents still send their kids to Scottish Universities for a Degree in Law. It seems to me to be worth a lot less than it used to be….twenty or so years ago for example.

  11. sarah says:

    “And you are hardly a reliable journalist, are you, Miss Kuensberg? I was your Downing Street source, after all.”

  12. sarah says:

    Dawn Butler should have given Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s reply to the Speaker:

    ” I said the honourable member was a liar it is true and I am sorry for it. The honourable member may place the punctuation where he pleases.”

    [Credit MOH for this reference.]

  13. robertknight says:

    @Captain Yossa

    “It seems to me to be worth a lot less than it used to be”

    That’s inflation for you!

    The brown envelopes stuffed with crisp 50’s which oil the wheels of the Scottish legal system aren’t as fat as they once were.

    Perhaps that’s where the missing £600k went?

    COPFS… Crime Only Pays For Some

  14. Effigy says:

    They really should be cracked.
    Especially the pot.

  15. holymacmoses says:

    Love it, as usual Mr Cairns. I have a theory that it’s a double bluff and that Boris is working towards getting out. I wouldn’t be at all sure that Cummings and he have fallen out in reality but I would be certain that Johnson is well and truly F***ed over Covid, Global Warming, Scotland and Brexit. I reckon there’s a few of them booked passages on the new Ark ‘Exodus. I’m probably wrong of course – but it’s another thought anyway:-)
    Hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather and give my best to the early retirement brigade and tell him I miss his lines of work

  16. Hatuey says:

    For the first time in ages I’m going to be ‘on topic’ here. Sort of.

    You see, there’s a couple of things that Cummings said, if you look closely enough, that would put the British Government and Boris on the wrong side of Article 7 of The Rome Statute.

    I’m referring, of course, to the unnecessary, predictable, and predicted, deaths of many thousand old people, consequential to the UK’s handling of the pandemic.

    There’s a big difference between a bunch of idiots on here casually condemning old people to risk and misery (which many did) and the government doing so. The clue is in the word “people” — unlike animals, people have rights, ‘human rights’.

    This is the part that future generations and historians will be mortified at. Specifically, they will ask how a seemingly civilised society, which once professed to value and care for the elderly, turned at the very moment that care was most needed to abandon and condemn so many elderly people to misery and death.

    And it’s a question that records will show at least some of us asked at the time. I know and regularly meet many people in their 70s and 80s. I’ve never, ever, considered any of them to be expendable or inferior forms of life.

  17. David Caledonia says:

    Does anyone really care any longer about all these crooks and comic tricksters, these people have to be gotten into court and sorted out legally, you lie in court is perjury and that must always mean a prison sentence

  18. Effigy says:

    Don’t know about the Tories being F ***ed.
    They have filled the right wing pockets with 10’s
    of Billions and how bright a future for that money
    that can replace those profitable businesses who
    didn’t have enough reserves to survive Covid.

    They have control of the media, the money laundering
    and tax avoidance routes remain open, the opposition
    haven’t got a clue but it may be pertinent to let Labour
    in to face the debt and take the blame for the cuts and
    the tax increases and mortgage rate hikes.

    A good time for the rich to wallow in fabulous wealth and
    laugh at how easy it is to lie and cheat the English voter.

  19. James Che. says:

    Hautuey .
    For once I agree with you,
    The elderly in care homes committed no crime,
    Yet they were isolated from the rest of humanity, families and friends. This is torture and they were treated like prisoners. With no voice and no jury or court cases.
    What some of them actually died of, was what they were imprisoned for, to protect them.
    Meanwhile human rights for the elderly in care homes has been obsolete.
    This is inhuman behaviour towards the elderly who are already vulnerable and being targeted by Rushi Sunak for their pensions which the elder have paid for themselves all their working lives to inland revenue,
    Hatuey you have highlighted an important subject in the inappropriate way laws treat older human beings.
    And if no questions are asked on this appalling treatment now, all we have to remember is that we are next, as the following generation. None of use grow younger, we all age no matter what we think or that it will not happen to us as were young and cannot imagine what old age is like.

    These people born us, raised us, worked for a wage for us, baby sat us, bought Christmas and birthday presents for us so often out of small pensions, and they literally risked their life’s for us in war so we could have freedom to speak, freedom of movement and to live free in Britain.
    A little bit of respect for their efforts from their own government would not go amiss, the same for veterans whom are also treated appallingly.
    (Britain) England Scotland Ireland and Wales would not exist if it was not for the previous generation, that we have locked up like prisoners.

  20. Gary45% says:

    ” I often wonder why parents still send their kids to Scottish Universities for a degree”.

    We are told constantly that England has the finest universities in the world, the greatest establishments for instilling leadership values etc.
    The current pathetic excuse for a government sitting in WM presiding over the “pebble in the puddle”, really show the quality results of a “superior??” English University degree.
    Rabb- Cambridge.
    Smugg – Oxford.
    And the biggest lying clown of them all.
    Loco Johnson-Eton-Oxford.
    Scotland has its problems, but its nothing compared to the so-called mighty English establishments. You normally have a constant dig at the SG regarding corruption etc.
    Open your eyes at the clown show in WM for lies, corruption and bankrupt morality.
    PS You can’t beat a Scotland educayshun.

  21. Breeks says:

    Effigy says:
    24 July, 2021 at 11:07 am
    They really should be cracked.
    Especially the pot.

    Oooft. That’s gonna leave a mark.

  22. James Barr Gardner says:

    John Jones says:
    24 July, 2021 at 10:05 am
    The difference between
    Justice and the law?

    In Scotland it depends
    on whether you support
    independence or the union

    Craig Murray, Alex Salmond, Mark Hirst,
    Manny Singh, Dave Llewellyn, Garry Kelly,
    Marion Millar,
    Who’s next?


  23. Morgatron says:

    What a wonderful tool Mr C.

  24. Hatuey says:

    James Che. says:
    24 July, 2021 at 12:43 pm
    “Hautuey. For once I agree with you”

    Just about everybody agreed with taking care of the elderly 18 months ago.

    One little whiff of danger and basic human values are thrown on the bonfire.

    And, to be clear, the policy on DNR orders and, worse still, allegations of assisted deaths (from credible sources) where the elderly are concerned, takes us into areas and practices that would darken the pages of the most dystopian sci-fi novel.

    We’ll all be hearing more about all this when society comes to its senses.

  25. Sania says:

    I’d just like to inform the posters from old that may remember Petra that she passed away last week. It was unexpected and another that was passionate about Independence but was never to see it.

  26. Dramfineday says:

    Excellent cartoon Mr Cairns and very apt and pointed.

    Sania, sorry to read about Petra. Death always comes as a shock to those who lose loved ones. Happened last week to us. My old pal of a Father in law passed, Three months short of 101….WW2 Burma vet and gem of a guy. We saw it coming but when it did….I was still shocked and in tears for his loss and I’m on the thick end of 70. Love eh, it gars you greet.

    I didn’t know Petra personally but I send a heart hug to you those that did.

  27. Gary45% says:

    Sania, details of Petra’s passing were posted last week.

  28. wull says:

    Great cartoon, Chris. Thank you.

  29. Nally Anders says:

    Helluva funny Chris, well done.

  30. Cuilean says:

    Brilliant. I hope Stu is keeping you in plenty of vin rouge.

    Thank you for tending the rebels’ fire, Chris, and refusing to let it go out.

    Stu so pleased to read an actual, factual article from you again.

    Whatever we are not paying you, it is not enough.

  31. Cuilean says:

    Robert Louis – First Commentator – Well said. That’s it exactly.

    Pete Wishart, Mike Russell, the Sturrell Cabal et al, have simply become extremely comfortably off, living off our dreams.

    And Women Won’t Wheesht.

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