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    1. Fergus Green says:

      Back Door Boris aka Operation Rear Passage

    2. Capella says:

      I thought it all went splendidly too – but not for Boris Johnston. He possibly doesn’t care.
      After watching episode 1 of My5’s Michael Portillo delve into The Trouble With the Tories, you have to register but it’s worth it for this, it looks like there won’t be a Tory Party for much longer.
      This may be the first cartoon of a loooong series.

    3. starlaw says:

      well ! the first week did not live up to his dreams. Boris may want a GE to get him out of the mess he is now in, but who would win a GE probably The Brexit party, and this would certainly finish the UK.

    4. Robert Louis says:

      Isn’t England in a mess? It is very rapidly becoming a failed state. We will all pay dearly for this money that he is squandering.

      I mean seriously, whether you are pro indy or right wing or left wing, the reality is quite sad, in a way. All through Government in Westminster, we have truly incompetent or criminally irresponsible people running the country. They cannot fund help for schools, hospitals, disabled or terminally ill folk, their is, as they say, ‘no magic money tree’, yet Suddenly they find three or four BILLION pounds at the drop of a hat, to prepare for the biggest act of state self harm and self-inflicted vandalism in history.

      It is hard to believe what has happened down there. It really is. Much as I utterly despise Westminster and its over three hundred years of abuse of Scotland, their was a time when competent people ran things. Now, we have an egotistical, compulsive lying, pig-ignorant, self indulgent moron as prime minister. The man is an utter, utter fool.

      He talks tough about leaving with ‘no deal, because as he keeps telling us, the EU always negotiates ‘right at the end’. It is a game of ‘see who blinks first’, at taxpayers expense. Literally p*ssing away taxpayers money. Yet, what he and his apparatchiks do not seem to grasp, is that EU officials watch his TV interviews, they watch the electoral results, they know the parliamentary arithmetic, and see the political analyses in the UK. They know what his infantile and frankly, amateurish ploy is. They are all seasoned politicians at the top of their game, involved in hard negotiations with the UK for the last three years and rightly view Mr.Johnson as a fool.

      They will collectively wave ‘farewell, adieu, auf wiedersehen, goodbye’, as Johnson takes the UK over the precipice on 31st October.

    5. Socrates MacSporran says:

      I somehow get the impression, Nigel Farage is the cockroach of British Politics – on the day after Armageddon, up will pop Nigel from the BBC’s hidden bunker, to assure us, now we are out of the world, all will be well.

      Unless the Tories and their spooks in the security service can either: a). buy him off, Ambassador to Washington, followed by a sinecure in the House of Lords, for instance; or b). get enough really sticking mud to finish him off, he and his mad Brexit Party colleagues could scupper a Tory GE win.

      If he can sort-out Farage, the Buffoon will carry England; then he can set about the Jocks, Paddies and Taffs; otherwise, chaos.

    6. mike cassidy says:

      If you watch one thing this weekend

      then watch the whole of this.

      Johnson dissected atom by atom courtesy of comedian John Oliver.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXyO_MC9g3k

      (Contains adult humour and language
      And a total denigration of prawn cocktail crisps)

    7. Hamish100 says:

      And yet the so called Scottish Tories will still sell Scotlands resources, people’s and its soul to this bunch of British nationalist charlatans.

    8. Morgatron says:

      Mike Cassidy @ 8.08am
      Thanks for posting, very scary and very accurate. I’ve never seen the Mandalay incident, what an fuckin imperialist goon. Mr C , fine art indeed, although it may require an update soon with a new delusional tenant moving in!

    9. kapelmeister says:

      The most successful tour since Spinal Tap’s American one. They played a military base too as I recall. And the noise at the Bute House gig was turned up to eleven. One louder!

    10. Bob Mack says:

      Let the good times roll. I have never known a better recruiting sergeant for Indy.

    11. Marcia says:

      Is Ruth there too? Will the Tories be putting out Ruth Davidson’s Candidate leaflets in the future?

    12. galamcennalath says:

      Johnson doesn’t care about what ‘the colonies’ think or say, with one exception, the open-to-bribes DUP.

    13. naina tal says:

      Great cartoon, Chris. Specially like the ootsized heid on the eejit. This should be how this bawheid is depicted for ever more. Mind I think his shoes are ower shiny.

    14. jfngw says:

      I think most Scots would now accept a hard border, no more Boris Johnson colonial tours, what’s not to like? And just think of all the jobs that can be created opening our ports for direct trade with the EU. I suspect independence would see a massive boost to Scotland’s economy, so much infrastructure needed to become the country we should be.

    15. kapelmeister says:

      naina tal@9:44

      The ootsized heid recalls Murun Buchstansangur, the Channel 4 cartoon character from a few years back.

      Moron Buchstansangur in this case.

    16. manandboy says:

      Johnson is a very carefully constructed stand-up comedy act, by a deeply flawed and morally indefensible individual. Laugh at him by all means, but anyone who votes for him is a fool.

    17. Terry callachan says:

      Personally I think prisoners should get voting rights.
      If you withdraw this right from prisoners what will be the next right withdrawn from prisoners ?
      Health care. .?

      Let’s face it there are many many rich people who evade prison by employing a better lawyer or tagging some other person with the blame usually by paying them off.
      Look at the MP,s expenses scandal ,not many if any went to prison ,it was no mistake to fiddle expenses it was fraud committed by already wealthy people who felt untouchable by the law.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-49195360

    18. Tackety Beets says:

      Another excellent ‘toon Chris.

      We are 3 years along the Brexit road & this is broadcast as if we didn’t know.

      It shows the absolute diddies we have at WM & BBC. IMHO

      https://twitter.com/bbcnewsnight/status/1156967736230256640?s=21

    19. manandboy says:

      An aside. * In Scotland, Scottish criminal law applies.
      (TV licensing.co.uk)

      Now why would that be the case if the UK is ‘the country’.

    20. HandandShrimp says:

      What the hell was he thinking leaving by the back door? He could have walked down Bute House steps straight into his car. The man’s an utter numpty. Not an auspicious start to his premiership.

      His collection if misfits and previous cabinet rejects are likely to be equally awful. We should be cautious and ready. The house of cards could collapse at any moment.

    21. Sharny Dubs says:

      @mike Cassidy

      Thanks for the link, but frightening true and funny at the same time

    22. Hamish100 says:

      BBC Shereen of the British empire.

      Tom Harris – Johnson visiting Bute House. Aggressive crowds, non snp politicians have to expect this.

      Scotland gave the Tories majority! Is that labours fault?

      Boris , Boris, Boris -. Ahhhhh how nice.

    23. Calum McKay says:

      It’s unravelling already, I am wondering what his first serious gaff will be?

    24. Muscleguy says:

      @jfngw

      Funnily enough there’s polling on that very question and last I saw it asked over 70% of the People of Scotland would be happy for the border to be hardened.

      Those in Coldstream might whinge but they tend to vote Tory there so commupances. If we reclaim Berwickshire and get the border running all the way along the middle of the Tweed the border hardens with fewer crossing points than now.

      When living in London every time we came up we would stop at the border for a symbolic step across and we weren’t the only ones. The tourists would love it, especially if we offered optional über Scottish stamps.

    25. ahundredthidiot says:

      very good Chris, but you forgot to add the black and white tiles on the entrance floor of number 10. Just to remind those who take Office who’s really in charge.

    26. Hamish100 says:

      Harris

      Selfselecting protestors he bleats

      If you choose to do something are you self selecting?

      Harris the self selecting britnats labour Tory

      Harris supports Westminster.

    27. Kangaroo says:

      Boris the Last is in a corner

      The EU won’t do a Free Trade Agreement without the backstop,
      The US won’t do an FTA that undermines the Good Friday Agreement (ie the backstop),
      The DUP won’t do an agreement with a backstop
      The Celtic nations want to Remain and are getting antsy (see cartoon above)
      The Poms demand Brexit, the ERG have pushed it all the way to No Deal

      So what does Boris do?

      1. call a GE
      Nope that wont solve any of the above and possibly may reduce his majority of one. Even if he gets a massive majority he still has to solve the above issues.

      So IMHO it does not matter whether he calls one or not, in fact it is a big risk to him.

      2. Wind down the clock till 31Oct
      He can do this subject to Parliamentary arithmetic, but it still won’t solve the issues, in fact it exacerbates them,

      So what can he do

      3. Call a Border Poll for NI, the Irish then have two options
      a) Reunify Ireland in the EU,
      b) Brexited UK with hard border.

      As I see it Boris only has option 3 for a possible successful outcome. All other choices lead to a dead end.

      Comments?

    28. Street Andrew says:

      Not only does it seem that Boris has found the Magic Money Tree which Treeza said didn’t exist, but Boris is going to climb right into the highest branches in order to improve his chances of capturing any piggies that may happen to fly past.

      Don’t be fooled into believing it’s money that is trickling down, it’s probably just Boris relieving himself.

    29. Dr Jim says:

      Definitely a SNP plot to give Boris Johnson an unwelcome welcome because we all know the Tories are much loved everywhere else, that’s why at the Tory party conference gatherings they surround the areas with barbed wire, thousands of cops, road blocks and snipers on the roofs of adjoining buildings

      Tories, loved even in their own country

      Nigel Farage now there’s a man who surprisingly is still alive having not shot himself in the head due to depression at the things he’s done and is now so sorry for
      Maybe he hasn’t decided which field to be most likely found in after he commits this last act, or his suicide note hasn’t been dictated yet

    30. Hamish100 says:

      I see McKenna writing for the Herald again is undermining the SNP. Writing for the National he is more favourable.

      I suppose he who pays the piper calls the tune but it takes a special kind of person to hold the hand out.

      Like the ex Labour Harris there are still too many labourites who are eager for any excuse to scuttle to the Brit nat cause.

      Is it a subliminal comfort blanket? The Queen, the odd war, attacking foreigners, the proms and land of hope and glory, cricket, the gers v bhoys?

      Is it just to hard for them to think for themselves?

    31. Proud Cybernat says:

      @Kangaroo

      4) Allow Scotland to Remain in EU. Allow NI to remain in EU. This ‘shifts’ EU hard border between Scotland & England but 2:1 Scots don’t mind if it means we keep our EU citizenship. Much more manageable border than the one between NI & Republic.

      The Divided Kingdom

      https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-divided-kingdom/

      It’s THE BEST solution to this entire clusterfeck. Gives EVERYONE what they want and maintains the GFA.

    32. Footsoldier says:

      Hamish100 11:06: On the subject of the Herald, the letters pages do overall try for some balance but I detect a trend of Unionist and independence days. Today, Saturday, is often a Unionist day and today SIU writers Martin Redfern, Alexander MacKay and Keith Howell all appear together.

      I have some friends who buy the Herald only on Saturday so maybe that’s the biggest selling day?

      Much more troubling are the noises from “Union” Jack who is more or less saying Westminster Tories will now be overseeing parliamentary expenditure in Scotland and accompanying that with the Union Jack on everything possible.

      It is very clear we are on a path of all or nothing.

    33. Al-Stuart says:

      .
      Chris, you are definitely capturing the essence of Boris Johnson. His big arrogant clown head. You are also giving me nightmares!

      Meanwhile, on the topic of Borisitis here is some news. The guy who tried to prosecute Boris Johnson for big red London bus lies about £350m to the NHS as Brexit Bonus (aye right) has bounced back with fresh Malfeasance in Public Office legals. He ain’t giving up…

      https://tinyurl.com/BendOverBorisBusInsertion

      The private prosecution person boosted his crowdfunding to take criminal action against Boris. Not sure where his extra £200,000 that the newspaper refers to has come from, but fair play to him.

      The case is still live and being progressed up to the Supreme Court.

      Whether it is Wings Over Scotland or another website, I am REALL LIKING the power-to-the-people energy generated by these crowdfunder endeavours. It feels like we plebs can actually do something to stop the thieving lying scummy segment of politicians who disgrace those who are genuinely in there to make a positive difference.

      Here is the current total and up to date information…

      https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ballvjohnson

      Does anyone have any information whether the Marcus Ball guy is getting the extra £200,000 from? I would like to see him get his day in court.

    34. Famous15 says:

      Best game around in our Supermarkets!

      Hide and Seek with the National.

      Expand your brainpower by finding where the Unionist has hidden the National.

      I rather childishly played a game with two of them. One on the staff and one old git (younger than me) and they both fell out fighting to hide the National after I placed It prominently over their beloved Daily Mail.

      Oh! What times we live in. I now seriously believe we did not lose in 2014. Ahem!

    35. Les Wilson says:

      Excellent Chris,as per usual.

      O/T
      A wee surprise on a lot of media today.

      Marlyn Munro’s DNA proves she comes from the Highlands of Scotland. No Joke.
      Here is a link, many others if you google it. Who would have thought it eh. But I suppose with a name Munro, it makes sense.

      https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dna-evidence-proves-marilyn-monroe-18814329

    36. Welsh Sion says:

      O/T

      Thought you might like to see these.

      PHOTOS: 8,000 people at the Caernarfon independence rally
      27 Jul 2019 at 14:25 Updated 28 Jul 2019 at 10:29

      North Wales Police have confirmed that 5,000 people are marching in Caernarfon today (Saturday, July 27) for independence for Wales.

      It took well over an hour for the procession of flags and placards to make the journey from the Balaclava area, around the Castle and to the Lloyd George statue on the Maes. And by the time they got there, the figure was 8,000.

      Here are a few photos from the event and with thanks to our Scottish and other international friends …

      https://golwg360.cymru/newyddion/cymru/550659-lluniau-5000-bobol-rali-annibyniaeth-caernarfon

    37. Doug says:

      United kingdom?! Ha ha ha! Civil war about to break out in England.

    38. Robert Peffers says:

      @Les Wilson says:3 August, 2019 at 11:55 am:

      ” … I suppose with a name Munro, it makes sense.

      I’m sorry to say, Les, her real name wasn’t Munro, (or even Marilyn Monroe), she was born Norma Jeane Mortenson.

      I may be wrong but, “Mortenson”, has a rather Scandinavian ring to it. Mind you the North of Scotland, and particularly the Northern Isles, were once Scandinavian territory.

    39. Breeks says:

      Proud Cybernat says:
      3 August, 2019 at 11:06 am
      @Kangaroo

      4) Allow Scotland to Remain in EU. Allow NI to remain in EU. This ‘shifts’ EU hard border between Scotland & England but 2:1 Scots don’t mind if it means we keep our EU citizenship. Much more manageable border than the one between NI & Republic.

      The Divided Kingdom

      https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-divided-kingdom/

      It’s THE BEST solution to this entire clusterfeck. Gives EVERYONE what they want and maintains the GFA.

      That gets my vote.

      It works as a last resort option, but with bold Scottish leadership and some imagination, I firmly believe that Westminster / England, and the EU too, could both be persuaded that Scotland remaining in Europe opens up a world of new options.

      It isn’t only in Scotland’s best interests, … that much is obvious. But we need illustrate a scenario whereby Scotland staying in Europe is in England’s best interests too.

      I don’t think it would be unreasonable for anybody to expect the breakup of the UK to be a cliff edge event, but instead, a calm and gradual period of orderly transition. That scenario almost falls by default to Scotland being in a unique, bespoke position, with one foot in Europe, and the other in the UK.

      We can in my opinion, embrace the “holding pen” status first mooted by Europe way back in 2016, but as Scotland manoeuvres to embrace the EU and extricate itself from the UK Union, there is every opportunity for that unique transitional status to allow ongoing dialogue and negotiations between Europe and England, with Scotland as a buffer state intermediary.

      Yes, I know, some people will argue that Westminster will never embrace the concept of Scotland breaking up the UK, and to a degree that’s true – in some respects. But while Westminster may be truculent and intransigent in some areas, in other areas, embracing Scotland’s transitional status can prevent catastrophe for English interests. Even if we can’t convince British Unionists to actually back Scotland’s emancipation, I believe we can and should make as many of them as we can, be a lot more ambivalent about Scotland’s departure.

      They might never actually support Scotland breaking away, but if Scottish Independence can help England avert catastrophe, then the debate about Scotland is much less polarised. The abstract and arbitrary Political Union is commonly exposed as superfluous, but there’s an opportunity for it to be replaced by a meaningful Trade and Cultural Union which serves a rational and logical purpose, and actually serves the interests of both Nations.

      Scotland would lose NOTHING by doing this. Even if we had to redevelop and substantially upgrade our infrastructure to cope, it would be outside investment coming in to Scotland, with England and Europe footing the bill.

    40. Robert Peffers says:

      @Welsh Sion says: 3 August, 2019 at 11:55 am:
      O/T
      ” … Thought you might like to see these.

      Nice to see, Welsh Sion. Seems the Welsh Dragon has rediscovered the ignition switch and now, with a bit of practice, the fiery breath can only get stronger.

      Show our Welsh friends the Cairns Cartoons. They always tend to lift the spirits and this one has the Welsh Dragon along with the rest of the Celtic brethren.

    41. Les Wilson says:

      Robert Peffers says:

      Robert, she used her Mother’s name “Munro” for her career.

    42. Robert Peffers says:

      @Breeks says: 3 August, 2019 at 12:35 pm:

      There is no way in this mess that the EU is granting special status to a departing UK, or even a departing England, that by doing so would leave great big holes in the EU’s red-line freedoms.

      If any parts of the EU parliament proposed such a daft idea then every EU member state would demand the same concessions for their own borders with non-EU states and if they didn’t get the same concessions at least one of them would use their veto and that would be game-over.

    43. manandboy says:

      I wonder what the sixty or so former British Colonies now Independent, might say to Scotland, if their advice was sought on Independence.

      Stick with the English Ruling Class?

      Nah, Ah didnae think so.

    44. CameronB Brodie says:

      The Prime Minister is a narcissistic opportunist but he’s not thick. He appreciates he has to play to British nationalism, which is an expansionist form of English nationalism. He has no long-term vision for the ‘nation’ though, other than a delusional return of British ‘greatness’, and a whitewashing of Britain’s colonial legacy.

      Nationalism, racism, and identity: what connects Englishness to a preference for hard Brexit?

      Support for Brexit was higher among those who identify as English rather than British, even after accounting for relevant economic factors. But what is it that connects English identity to a preference for Brexit? Anthony Heath and Lindsay Richards outline some key characteristics that go some way in explaining the association.

      ‘Identity politics’ is a phrase that can be heard a lot these days, although it has been around for a while. It’s a phrase that captures the idea that people are forming political preferences on the basis of who they are (or who they feel they are) and the groups they belong to. This is in contrast to the ‘classic’ treatments of British politics which tended to focus on divisions between social classes, their economic interests, and the left-right ideological dimension which pitted free market policies (of the sort particularly associated with Margaret Thatcher) against the kind of socialist policies followed by the Atlee government.

      In this classic divide, political choices follow one’s own economic position, with the well-off voting for lower taxes and lower redistribution (the Conservatives) and trade unionists and the worse-off voting for the opposite (Labour). But, while economics has been highly relevant to the debates over Brexit, issues over identity, particularly national and European identities, are also an important part of the mix….

      https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/englishness-racism-brexit/

    45. Robert Louis says:

      Breeks at 1235pm,

      I agree, the idea put forward here;

      https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-divided-kingdom/

      Is indeed the very best solution. An even greater advantage is that whilst the Irish border is actually extremely long (it is extremely convoluted), with many, many crossing points, by contrast the Border of Scotland with England, si relatively direct, comparatively short, and with fewer crossing points.

      It is really odd, that nobody in number 10 has had the vision or ability to actually see just how good a solution this might turn out to be. If you were looking at the problem, from outside the UK, and explained the backstop, the demand for the end of London rule in Scotland, and so, on, it really makes sense.

      But of course, as we all know, Westminster would not pursue such a common sense approach, since they firnly, in their minds absolutely believe ‘Scotland is theirs’, that ‘they OWN Scotland’.

      Good to seer that Wales is now also increasing its support to end London rule. I have a very high opinion of the Plaid leader, a very smart man.

    46. manandboy says:

      https://fedtrust.co.uk/anti-brexit-forces-have-five-weeks-to-decide-on-how-to-defeat-no-deal/

      Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust, sums up the state of play in the Brexit game. As good as it gets.

    47. Capella says:

      @ Welsh Sion – great pix, good to see so many happy faces taking action for Wales. Keep posting.

      @Les Wilson – a name with Jean and Monroe in it is pretty Scottish IMO.

      Also, the Presleys come from Maud so Elvis (wonder if they misheard Alves!?) is probably another.

    48. Artyhetty says:

      Ah, only just saw this, great inage Chris. For some reason it had bypassed me, weirdly.
      Some great comments too…and, must read the article re Hunterston nuke plant, it’s really pretty scary. Do the Brit Gov want a major accident there because they seem to be doing nothing to stop it! Is Scotland collateral? Yep.

    49. Cactus says:

      Mornin’ Chris n y’all, guid tae see each of our national characters again, fricken furious at the front door of their newish uk Prime Minister B the J… maybe one day we will see a new Cairnstoon character, taking the collective form of the international European Community, wae stars in thur ayes an awe that

      Will we ever see Esq John Master Bull again, now that he’s been pecked to death by the new middle branch of the Tory Vultures Club, dem bones, dem bones, dem… anyways Master John Esq Bull officially died a long time ago towards the end of the 20th century

      Just think, one day soon, each of the characters (representing their devolved HOMES) will have control fully RESERVED and returned to our own respective countries… race ye’s for it

      Boris the Johnson is Karpov Yuri:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6u2Y6x0CpY

      Shut that door!



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