February 28th, 2011

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View


  1. 1
    Eeu to me says:

    I haven’t got a clue?.


    • 11
      Rupert Murdoch's Poorly Paid Lapdog says:

      It’s Andy Coulson isn’t it?

      Enjoying his retirement while laughing at Dave’s new Beeboid Spindoctor fucking everything up this week.


    • 13
      NeverRed says:

      Neither has Polly Toynbee!


    • 23
      Melatonin says:

      Well it looks like Alan Rusbridger cept I’ve never seen him in shades.


    • 33
      P. Doff says:

      “Rich & Mark’s” should be renamed “Poor and Splodges”.

      Oh yeh… and who – at 7am – are the three jokers (not) who actually ReTweeted this?


    • 48

      Dustin Hoffman in the hammock, Dennis Waterman leaning on the tree, and the Men In Black on the phones. Easy.

      As to why, that is the question.


      • 181
        Julian says:

        Actually I think its supposed to be Boris Johnson in the swimming costume – looks younger than the dessicated Toynbee.


    • 54
      Up sh1t creek says:

      On my island, I don’t have to worry about the petrol taxes. Labour raised the petrol taxes, then have a nerve to blame the coalition for the price of fuel.

      It was Alistair Darling in his 2009 budget that raised fuel duty in 2009, and put in place rises in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Yesterday on the BBC, Ed Balls seemed to forget what the Labour chancellor did when in gov…. never let facts get in the way of a Labour rant.


      • 126
        dutchy in scotland says:

        One of the problems is that when you get thick Labour party supporters like John Sopel (who is clearly out of his depth) they always conveniently forget what Balls, Darling and Brown did.


        • 153
          Rip van Wrinkle says:

          Year ‘zero’ again. During the Labour years, time was reset to start in 1997. Now time has restated again in 2009.


      • 139
        Gonk says:

        More frightening is 63% buy this stuff
        in Barnsley. Good grief.


      • 148
        Up sh1t creek says:

        Ed Miliband just this morning trying to make cheap shots on the price of fuel in the UK. He seemed very keen to not be reminded of what the previous Labour government did when pressed in the interview. Presenter Sian Williams went off-Labour message…. oops.


        • 174
          dutchy in scotland says:

          The trouble is that none of these bastards actually have to pay for fuel. If they do they pass it on to us as expenses. Next time ask the ‘scunner’ if he will give up claiming fuel expense payements to ‘set an example’. The silence will be deafening as for that cow Williams she is so far up Labour you can almost smell it in Scotland and when she is carted up the M6 to Manchester it will be even worse !!


    • 58
      William Hague says:

      Is it Chris Myers?


  2. 1
    Maddamar Qaddaffi's Nurse says:

    I’m Free………


  3. 3
    Maddamar Qaddaffi's Nurse says:

    I’m Free……


  4. 4
    MrAngry61 says:

    Is that Polly Twaddle in the red swimming costume?


  5. 5
    Eeu to me says:

    If’s that’s pretty polly in red then I’m confused it look like that Welsh Bevin fella


  6. 7
    capt apollo says:

    welcome to lefty paradise island (leave all honesty on the boat) de plane de plain??


  7. 8
    Doc Trough says:

    There’s not much to That Tuscany, is there?


  8. 9
    Wight Tory says:

    OK what Twat forgot the champers and caviar


    • 14
      Tachybaptus says:

      It’s a desert island. Four people, five and half coconuts, they won’t last long. Is that the point? Is there a point?


      • 81
        Eeu to me says:

        Of course their’s a point ,R&M get critiqued for their “art” every Monday by a gang of rabid individuals whose knowledge knowledge of a quality cartoon is zero, It wouldn’t suprise me if Giles was doing these cartoons he would be called a masochist for trying to entertain and teach the baying mob on this blog.


        • 111
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          The baying mob have every desire to be entertained on a Monday. That is why the talentless and ineffectual duo get such a shellacking. As to being educated- you must be a product of Ed Balls’ Childminding, Propaganda and Dole-scroungers Training Estasblishments to find any educational value in R&M.
          BTW for your education, Giles died in 1995. He was the only reason for buying the Express and the world isa poorer place without him. R7M could do worse than spend a couple of months going though his works and working out what makes a cartoon funny, insightful and satirical.


          • Eeu to me says:

            I was reading a 1966/67 Cartoon book at the time of this comment and thought I wonder what others would say, if I compared R&M with Giles , I bought a couple from a car boot for 50p yesterday as I try to collect them, I’ll just pick myself off the floor , if you don’t mind :-/


  9. 12
    Finger on the pulse says:

    Dave’s finally said Gaddafi has to go after a week of utter chaos in downing street and this shite is what passes for topical political comment.



    • 15
      NeverRed says:

      As have every other leader, you pillock. You have to wait till you’ve got all or most of your citizens out of the country. I only wish Blair, Brown & Precott were there with their cronies on a freebie.


      • 25
        Here comes Dave's Arselicking Poodles says:

        And everyone knows it’s Dave’s fault they took so long to evacuate you shitlicking retard.

        Now fuck off and go back to sucking Dave’s cock you sad little twat.


        • 36
          The Sleeper says:

          Ah, keep up the good work Blog Dickhead.


          • The Sleeper says:

            The Coalition must breathe easy every Monday morning and lick their wounds. But it can’t last much longer even than Gadafi’s regime with this relentless trolling onslaught. One more Youtube vid and an expletive, I fear, may be enough to bring it all crashing down.


          • bbitgu says:

            I don’t even live in Britain but I spens all day here talking wank about it’s politics.

            I’m the saddest wanker in the world!


          • The Sleeper says:

            Ha, it is awake! Seems a bit punchy this morning though, resorting to dusty stock retorts.

            Bless your little cotton socks!


        • 42
          Fake Blood says:

          And only a Hunt like you could whine on about a set of turds who thought it clever to serve a mad dictator. Still, you leftist pieces of shit do like to do that.
          Fuck off.


        • 97
          Mr Yap lives with his parents says:



    • 103
      Look this is definitely your last warning...or we shall have to cancel your platinum card...ok ?? says:

      He actually added…..”NOW….! ” which of course shows that he means it ???? Meanwhile Obama says “This is your FINAL warning!” Hillary says “The US will off ANY assistance to the opposition to remove Gaddafi!”

      AND finally you know things are pretty serious when they wheel out that old schmoozer Bliar to warn Gaddafi that it’s “last orders” or something of that sort…..so that probably means….another week of the West issuing further pretty serious warnings to Gaddafi…until he just gives up from boredom


  10. 16
    The Red Wag says:

    Bruce Forsyth and Lard Prescott with a couple of suits???


  11. 17
    coooo-eeee says:

    That looks like Hague’s wee ‘friend’


  12. 18

    Is that Polly Toynbee or George Woodcock in red?


  13. 19
    Tapestry says:

    What did the hurricane say to the palm tree?

    I don’t know. What did the hurricane say to the palm tree?

    Hold onto your nuts, mate. This is no ordinary blowjob.


  14. 20
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    ” ? “


  15. 21
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I can see Eddie Izard sat down !
    and is that Fergal Sharkey sat in the culinder ?


  16. 22
    Barely awake says:

    I’m going back to sleep…


  17. 24
    Doc Trough says:

    PoddlyTwaddly looks shagged out. Not a comment, more a statement of fact.


  18. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Is that a cornish pasty they are sitting on?


    • 78
      Lard Presclott of Bulimia, Bog Seats, Beams,Bellies,Banjos,Punches, Croquet, Pies, Jags 'n' Shags says:

      Pass that over here, lad !


  19. 29
    Cheka Tikkamana says:

    Okay ya. Would you say that that is an appropriate joke to make when people are starving and front line services to the elderly are being slashed as a direct result of bankers’s bonuses and the Tory-led government’s cuts?

    Yes, or nooo?


  20. 30
    Gordon Brown says:


    Today I am going to wear some pop socks for a special treat.



  21. 32
    Tacitus says:

    Is it me, or does the man in the hammock look like George Osborne?


  22. 37
    Jack says:

    O/T but important


    Here is Saif Gaddafi machine gun in hand on video encouraging his “troops” to go out and kill…

    On the same day that Mandelson was shamelessly saying on British TV that the same Saif “should have called him”…

    Blair, Mandelson, Jacob and Nat Rothschild and others have blood on their hands


  23. 38
    Dack Blog says:

    Shouldn’t there be a bonfire under that hammock?

    I see the Mail’s picked up on GPs being the biggest obstacle to cancer treatment.


    I’m sure that will improve once they have more budget responsibility (n’t).


  24. 39
    Polly Twaddle says:

    When will I get my bonus from theGuardian group’s hedge fund profits Guido ?

    Now that my hubby is no longer on the State’s teat I need to refill my coffers

    I do have three houses to maintain you know…not cheap…


  25. 40
    Angry Taxpayer says:

    Note to the BBC

    Please invite Mr Rushberger and Guido to debate the Guardian’s protesque hypocrisy

    This would be real news


    • 101
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Oh there are plenty of other anti-capitalists at the Guardian. Seamus Milne is even more strident and hysterical than Polly Toynbee (no doubt fuelled by his deprived upbringing at Winchester) and there are also regular loons like Hutton, Monbiot and Ashley before you even get to the real weirdos who are allowed to guest on CiF.

      Hypocritical hoons the lot of them.


      • 113
        Backwoodsman says:

        True, but as a pair of objectionable hypocrits representitive of the futility of the chattering classes, pollytwadle & moonbat monbiot do take some beating.


      • 151
        Old Tory Bigot says:

        And this morning on CIF we are treated to Chuka Umunna telling us that: –

        ‘We’ve had enough of people going into politics for self-aggrandisement’

        No trace of Irony. Simply breathtaking!


  26. 44
    Guardian Finance Director says:

    Urgent message to our hedge fund managers

    Can you tell me how much we have made so far this year ?

    Do you publish the figures ?

    We need confidentiality for obvious reasons…


    • 45
      Alan Hedgeberger says:

      Shut up


      • 49

        Guido got this one spot on.

        “… Guido Fawkes was largely right. It is a vintage piece of Rusbridger-ese, a veritable masterpiece. The exact allegations are never considered. Instead we are treated to a lot of high-minded mumbo jumbo whose inner message is that The Guardian cannot be at fault because it is The Guardian.”

        Evade, avoid, con. Am I speaking about money or editorial policy? Does it matter to them?


    • 75
      Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

      I hope they’ve still got all that bullion I gave away.


  27. 46
    MI5 says:

    O/T for you Guido

    Heard on French radio this morning

    “Brussels will not accept a renegotiation of the terms of Ireland’s EU/IMF bailout until Dublin gives up “fiscal dumping”….”



    • 86
      Eeu to me says:

      I wonder if Ireland in their present peed off temper would go for a 3rd referendum imagine the damage and the bargaining chips they could get out of that, I would have thought they would be in a great position as they had a referendum which the country said a firm no, then they were forced to have one again, by doing that the EUSSR has left themselves open,whatever the treaties they have signed say.


    • 157
      Rip van Wrinkle says:

      Ireland defaults. The European banking system takes a hammering as well as practically every other EU financial institiution. I wonder who holds all the aces?


  28. 52
    JH says:

    What genius.

    Before this staggeringly biting, incisive, ahead of the curve satire I had not fathomed how hypocritical the Guardian/GMG were.

    But now I can see! Brilliant! Yes! The likes of Scarfe truly have nothing on R&M. Nothing!

    If there is not a Pulitzer for cartoons, there damn well should be. This groundbreaking illustration of truth – with its modest ‘Cartoon’ metatag – is a game changer, and we all witnessed it here. Today.


    • 63
      grumpy old man says:

      If onlt Private Eye hadn’t already hammered the Guardian for their hypocrisy countless times this would be truly groundbreaking.


    • 73
      stavros says:

      Agreed. I must prefer OTT sarcasm.


    • 95
      Taxfodder says:

      Quite so! indeed I would cancel my copy of the Gardy with immediate effect apart is the fact I don’t take it, nor any other for that matter, I get the specific news I want from the WWW without all the other moronic irrelevant crap the press prints.

      Indeed if I feel the desire to read anything trivial or moronic I visit this site, its a cut above anything the british press can muster!


    • 180
      Jeeves says:

      There are Pulitzer prizes for cartoons.


  29. 68
    Jack says:

    Hedgeberger was brought up in Northern Rhodesia

    So he must like the sun…


  30. 70
    Gordon Brown says:

    Why haven’t I been given an Oscar?


  31. 80
    Toynbee is a wrongun says:


    The Guardian’s Tax Gap report showed the vast scale of corporation tax avoidance. Meanwhile, a meagre 100 HMRC inspectors do their best to police the entire country’s employers for compliance with the minimum wage.

    Britain is historically a nation of relatively compliant taxpayers, but that is changing. Lord Oakshott, the Lib Dem Treasury spokesman, told the Lords: “Tax-dodging in Britain is a deep-seated, pervasive, pernicious disease … Highly organised, aggressive, abusive tax avoidance which used to be a marginal and rather spivvy operation, that was frowned on by the main banks and shunned by top accountants and lawyers who were mainly concerned with reputational risk, has now mushroomed out of all recognition.”


  32. 82
    nell says:


    osborne seizing gad afi’s assets including £900million in libyan banknotes that gad afi needed to pay all those mercenaries he’s employing.

    I do hope george is going to go after that money that seif put into the LSE in order to buy his undeserved MA and Phd, as well. Because that money also belonged to the lib yan people.


  33. 87
    I'll have some of that says:

    I hope they bung some of those £900m in Libyan notes to the Benghazis……need to keep the cash machines topped up


  34. 90
    Gawkes says:

    Think I’ll have an omelette for breakfast……..


  35. 92
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Guido Fawkes Next Target of “Anonymous” Hacker Group !!!!!!!


    • 140
      Sockpuppets Я Us says:

      Frankie is now in Manchester – working to pay for your giro.


    • 150
      The Sleeper says:

      They needn’t bother. It’s already been tried by the best hacker on the planet, Top Boy, after he left this site in disgust. Some regulars may remember this…


      Well he threatened to crash the site ages ago but nothing’s happened at all. Except for some rather petty amateur trolling and moniker thievery it has been business as usual.

      If Top Boy can’t hack it then those Anonymous wankers might as well keep their powder dry.


  36. 93
    Pootle says:

    this whole Libyan thing has the whiff of a Gadiffi Blair wife swop mix up


  37. 96
    Sir William Waad says:

    The Guardianistas are only following the example of their hero, Karl Marx, who speculated on the stock market – although Marx lost his shirt.


    • 127
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      …..and then wrote “Das Kapital” in a fit of pique. It figures.


    • 177
      The Labour Party is institutionally corrupt says:

      Or Scottish Socialist Donald “father of the nation ” Dewar, who died leaving behind a shares portfolio worth 3million. These included shares in privatised companies which he protested about at least publicly.
      You can see a statue of this hypocrite in the “boardwalk empire” known as Glasgow.


  38. 98
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m 100! Fizzy orange time.


  39. 99
    Steve Miliband says:

    I get the impression that Clarkson is not a fan of Lord Prescott. Just a gut feeling.


    • 104
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      I would prefer not to feel Prescott’s gut – in any case I’m pretty sure my hands aren’t big enough.


  40. 107
    John Prescott says:

    79 trillion Big Macs please. And a diet coke.


  41. 108
    Pootle says:

    How is Toynbee so rich?


    • 110
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Well it can’t be because of the wages she’s been earning. She’s spent much of her career at the BBC and the Guardian and given their stance on fat cats I’m sure neither would pay extortionate salaries for little return.


    • 118
      Boris says:

      “Polly is the high priestess of our paranoid, mollycoddled, risk-averse, airbagged, booster-seated culture of political correctness and ‘elf ‘n’ safety fascism”.


    • 138
      Jack says:

      Old City family business called Jessel Toynbee

      Discount brokers in the old days…

      Plus mum and dad, husbands etc


  42. 109
    John Cravens says:

    Give us a clue Pikey


  43. 112
    Spank Sinatra says:

    At last…….we finally have a celebrity edition of Desert Island Discs!


  44. 114
    Angela Eagle says:

    The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed the man who wears the clothing of the woman, and [likewise] cursed the woman who wears the clothing of the man


    • 117
      Annnoyperson says:

      It’s clearly some arseholes from the Grauniad and that’s all we need to know, to be frank! And it is topical satire, after all…


  45. 116
    Polly says:

    Shrewd investments, stocks and shares, and high interest savings accounts. Oops, I meant, I’m not rich, you evil Tory. I live on a basic wage. I feel the pain of the ordinary working folk. Let’s sing The Red Flag.


  46. 119
    Tacitus says:

    I wonder who has more money? Polly Toynbee or David Cameron. Oh yes, I know …. it’s little diddy David … the arms negotiator of the year.


    • 125
      Tuscan villas aren't cheap, you know! says:

      Cameron has money because he earned it, nothing to do with the arms trade which Blair exploited with deranged zeal, including selling loads of weapons to his pal Gaddafi. Toynbee may not be as rich as Cameron, and certainly nowhere near as rich as multi-multi-millionaire Blair, but it’s rather odious that she and her well-to-do pals take a superior attitude over taxes and cuts when their employers made out like bandits by using the very same procedures and legal loopholes during the financial crisis that they attack others for using.


    • 129
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Is Cameron as rich as Sainsbury?


    • 135
      Annnoyperson says:

      123, that ‘honour’ must go to Blair, surely?


    • 152
      Joss Taskin says:

      Didn’t Gad dafy’s son describe B£iar as a ‘close family friend’ ? Didn’t the whole B£iar family holiday in Libya for free ????


  47. 120
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Clegg “washes hands of Guido Fawkes”


  48. 121
    The general public says:

    Is it George Harrison……and I have no idea what the joke/point of it is? Sorry Guido, another R & M disaster


  49. 122
    Wild stab in the dark says:

    Is it Damon Hill?


  50. 122









    • 131
      Annnoyperson says:

      I note that the blog post on the Guardian website by Mr Rusbridger telling Guardian readers that it is OK for the Guardian to avoid tax because: “We am special, we am” does not have a comment section.

      That’s not a blog post, mush! That’s just a special pleading whine!


    • 137
      Larchlap O'Riley says:

      That’s easy for you to say.


    • 146
      Silent Bob says:



  51. 136
    Sir William Waad says:

    Capitalism, eh? You can’t live with it but you just can’t live without it.

    This is because capitalism is natural and real, whereas socialism is artificial and unreal. ‘Better pay and conditions for the workers’ is real, but class-based social analysis is just a mind game.


  52. 142
  53. 143
    Pootle says:

    who is advising Cameron on how to dress?

    during his recent visit to an oil refinery in Egypt he turned up in tight jeans and walking boots, can’t someone sort him out with some correct clobber so he doesn’t look like an accountant on an audit

    A suit would have been ok as he is the PM or some Helly Hansen Workwear (preferaby worn in)

    I can’t believe his people let him out looking like that


  54. 145
    fox off says:

    Rejoice, rejoice….Liam Fox informs us that UK forces are sweeping up the last remaining nationals of our ‘partner countries’ in Libya.

    Who are these ‘partners’ that our forces are putting themselves in harms way for…and at our expense?


  55. 147
    Sockpuppets Я Us says:

    “Anyone who has any information about right wing political bloggers should come forward and contact police or people can call Crimestoppers anonymously with information.”


  56. 149
    Labour Chickens says:

    cluck cluck cluck

    we are coming home to roost


  57. 156
    I'm In This Alone says:

    One of the worst yet, and its up against some stiff competition, Liberace and the Lockerbie efforts just 2 of the recent turds.

    I like how there is generally, a sign or poster with a pointer as an attempt to explain whats happening, which sort of renders the point of a satirical cartoon redundant.


  58. 159
    Sockpuppets Я Us says:

    Cameron needs Guido Fawkes to take the fight to the Conservative led Coalition’s enemies


  59. 160
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Fail , Guido, To slim to be Polly.


  60. 161
    Porkie Pie Pickles says:

    The all new Order Order in summary:-

    Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn Guardian, Yawn Yawn Ed Balls Yawn Yawn BBC Yawn Yawn Milliband Yawn Yawn Yawn to ad nausaem.


  61. 162
    Sockpuppets Я Us says:

    Why did Colonel Gaddafi cross the road?

    The mad fucker thought he was a chicken


  62. 167
    Keyhole Kate says:

    My God, that Polly Toynbee is damn fine looking woman!


  63. 169
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    Another winner from the comedy double act with two straight men.


  64. 175
    Dan Gins says:

    Tim Henman elopes with Ann Widdecombe and two members of Gaddafy’s security detail??!


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