May 24th, 2012

Chill-axing in the Sun

“PRIME Minister David Cameron yesterday denied he was too chilled out” wrote Tom Newton Dunn on Monday. It would seem the Sun’s Political Editor is a bit of an expert on chill-axing, at least if his personal portrait is anything to go by:


This one has been doing the rounds this morning… 

UPDATE: Sun sources say it was a wedding present rather than egotistically commissioned.


  1. 1
    Fact says:

    Thats him stroking another mans leg?

    Oh and Labourlist is down !

  2. 2
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Same question: Is that a chap I spy with the jeans? Deary me.

  3. 3
    JH says:

    Errr! Gayers!

  4. 4
    David Cameron says:

    Marry me, make me your honest wife.

  5. 5
    william says:

    his wife,actually.

  6. 6
    Let Them Eat Fairtrade Organic Cake says:

    What a ponce, having his own portrait done!

    I wonder what Sun readers think of a man who sits for his own oil painting?

  7. 7
    Ah! Monika says:

    Erogenous eurozones offering stimulus for growth (qv)….The Sun’s answer to political Totty Watch.

  8. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    No, the other person has shoulder length blond hair and medium-sized knockers.

    See for yourself

    They look like a pair of slobs. If I were to get my portrait done I’d be smartly dressed and probably sitting bolt upright in my office, not slumping like a student on a beanbag in front of Countdown.

  9. 9
    Ms Trimingham says:

    Jaysus! Another fucking bender!

  10. 10
    Ah! Monika says:

    UK unemployment fell by 45,000 to 2.63 million in the three months to March compared with the previous quarter, and output fell by 0.3% !! Someone needs to work harder.

  11. 11
    Loungelizard says:

    I’ve always been suspicious of men who die their hair, have their portraits painted or wear their wife’s tartan. Contact lenses have become in some circles acceptable although I’m not convinced.

  12. 12
    Rupert, NYC says:


  13. 13
    Loungelizard says:

    ….or eat Tofu, the list seems endless.

  14. 14
    AE4 says:

    We are working as hard as fast shredders can go

  15. 15
    Cor wot a scorcher says:

    Does he cry out his own name when climaxing?

  16. 16
    AC1 says:

    Who could have thought that sacking job destroying bureaucrats would lower unemployment?

  17. 17
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s in the modern British portrait tradition and owes something to Hockney and Freud. It’s also in an ancient tradition of putting the subject in the context of his relationships and possessions. The cropping of the picture is sharply done. One might say that the composition doesn’t bring out Mr Dunn’s face, which would normally be the main feature of a portrait, but perhaps we can put that down to modesty (?!) It’s really a very nice portrait and congratulations to Mr Dunn for commissioning it.

  18. 18
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    What’s with the Krugerrand ring on his pinky?

  19. 19
    Stan - UKIP Bloke says:

    Clegg delivering the Cameron line in Berlin today:

    * The Euro must be saved at all cost to the British taxpayer

    * Britain will die a horrible death if Greece leaves the Euro

    * More Europe & less democracy is the answer

    If you vote for Dave Cameron you vote for more Europe.

    If you vote for Dave Cameron you agree to him giving the EU £53.8 million pounds a day.

    Simple. As. That.

  20. 20
    Sir William Waad says:

    I mean the cropping of the original picture, not Guido’s hacking.

  21. 21

    Dominie’s hands are those of a musician, pianist or strings player, possibly a sculptress or a keen horse-rider. Anyone know what she does for a living?

  22. 22
    Sir William Waad says:

    They cannot measure ‘output’. It is a nominal thing.

  23. 23
    And another says:

    What about garfield slippers ?

  24. 24
    The Major says:

    Gin please fawlty!

  25. 25
    Not Brian Sewell says:

    It could be the artist showing who has the upper hand in their relationship. He is reclining, almost like a child in her lap. Note his crossed legs, a sign of immasculinity, while she sits with her legs open.

    He appears to have very fat thighs

  26. 26
    AC1 says:

    Hand Jobs.

  27. 27
    AC1 says:


  28. 28
    Ouch says:


  29. 29
    AC1 says:

    GDP measures spending, so if people decide not to binge on their credit card the “economy” falls. When in fact we’re just wasting less money.

  30. 30
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Is that not Clegg delivering the Clegg line?

  31. 31
    Red Top says:

    Sun readers think? …..Ah ha ha ha ha tehe lolol

  32. 32
    I am no slouch at chillaxing myself says:

    The painting should have had the back of the head of a nice lady positioned one-quarter from bottom and in the middle for it to depict proper chillaxing.

    Perhaps the male needed too many blue pills before the painter had finished?

  33. 33
    quick sniper says:

    Do you ever find yourself standing alone at the bar, Sir William? Hmm, thought so.

  34. 34
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    I think it’s very well painted, well done Dunn!

  35. 35
    albacore says:

    Wouldn’t know about “chill-ax”
    More like voting for pillacks

  36. 36
    Tracey Emin says:

    Its shite

  37. 37
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Blimey I get good holidays for the private sector but I am still below average for the UK.

    Public sector should stop whining ….

  38. 38
    JH says:

    Comrade Izzard has halted his marathon-tribute-to-*yawn*-Nelson-Mandela.

    ‘Medical conditions’ are blamed.

    ‘No-one-giving-a-flying-fuck’ is the more likely explanation. One can only imagine the histrionics from the Lefy c*nt regarding the complete lack of media interest.

  39. 39
    Stan - UKIP Bloke says:



  40. 40
    Sister Wendy says:

    “He appears to have very fat thighs”

    Isn’t that perspective?

  41. 41
    A Plonker Posing as PM says:

    One does so love it here in the EUSSR talks, – it’s just like coming home, – one feels so relaxed and among friends, – so different from that poxy House of Common People where they question one’s motives.

    And of course one can talk about one’s favourite Progressive subjects, – Wind Farming and all the financial benefits to the fiddlers – one should say farmers, – Green Energy Scams and all the lovely lolly one can rake in, – and all the other dashed supper schemes!

  42. 42
    Raving Loon says:

    Sadly, as right as you are, there is still a great problem in getting Conservative voters to switch to UKIP. Too many want to play it safe.

  43. 43
    Tower Hamlets voter says:

    You infidels are doomed.

    Your Prime Mincer and Deputy Prime Mincer displaying their abiminable intimacy in a graven image.

    Surely the wrath of Allah will smite you with his all consuming fire that I have cuningly concealed in these Yemeni underpants.

  44. 44
    George Galloway says:

    If it were me I would have put a cat suit on for the shot
    Nothing too showy though

  45. 45
    Hugh Janus says:

    Bender? Lucky bastard would be nearer the mark.

  46. 46
    Loungelizard says:

    Garfield slippers are de rigueur.

  47. 47
    The fantasy world says:

    He did a good job getting Ken elected.

  48. 48
    I've Met the Man in the Street, and He's a Right Cunt says:

    He should try hanging around an ANC rally in womens clothes and see how ‘progressive’ they are toward different sexual lifestyles. He certainly have to fucking run.

  49. 49
    Tachybaptus says:

    It looks like four knee cation.

  50. 50
    Dave says:

    I’m furious! No, not about the economy imploding, bank runs and imminent WWIII instigated by the foreskiners, but the rate of growth of my bald patch has been revised upwards between Jan and March!

  51. 51
    Cleggeron says:

    Can you spot the join? No? That’s how close we are!

  52. 52
    Penfold says:


    axing every arse in the land,
    Chill(ing) their remains in a freezer somewhere.

    Where on earth do these wretched “words” emanate from?

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Being brain dead isn’t the same as being too chilled out Dave.

  54. 54
    Art Critic says:

    Knee stroke reaction

  55. 55
    Leanardo de vinci says:

    I did my best folks but I’m just a painter & decorator by trade , churches mainly ,

    We’re not all Rolf Harris

  56. 56
    AC1 says:

    You work 2513 hours more than the annual average for United Kingdom.
    This is 2442 hours more than the OECD average.

  57. 57
    Call me Dave says:

    Good to see that there will more of us ‘in this together’

  58. 58
    Tony Blair, Millionaire says:

    Errrm…..hey guys, that looks too much like a portrait of moi….and as you know, I’m a straight kinda guy……

  59. 59
    Council Boxticker says:

    You work 405 hours less than the annual average for United Kingdom.
    This is 476 hours less than the OECD average.

  60. 60

    Nice painting.

    That’s it. Bye.

  61. 61
    CFI-puppet Dave says:

    +250,000 immigrants into the UK each year = vibrant happiness!

    1,000 African immigrants into Chosen Land = racial purity disaster!

  62. 62
    who gives a shit says:

    Looks a bit gay to me.

  63. 63
    Yawn, Move On says:

    Now that UK TV has become totally camp….like a ridiculous series of carnivals….every programme from Come Dine with Me to Strictly has it’s token gay extros.

    It’s so yesterday, dears.

  64. 64
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Clearly a cast iron guarantee..

    The number of National Insurance numbers allocated to non-UK nationals in the year to December 2011 was 671,000, a rise of 1% compared with 2010.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Dave too chilled out? Sounds like him all right.

    The country’s fcuked, there’s been no growth in the economy since Gordon Brown’s time,Dave doesn’t know what growth is or how to achieve it, but he’s putting all his efforts into planning his photo op’s with his jacket off or his sleeves rolled up. Jeez.

  66. 66
    Yawn, Move On says:

    CFI=brain dead

  67. 67
    JH says:

    Yes, it is only Guardian readers who really think. Heavy is their burden, for they must always be considering what is best for everybody, especially those horrible hideously white Sun readers.

    Thank God for Polly and her fellow travellers. Where would we be without them telling us what is best?

  68. 68
    ? says:

    Escort agency

  69. 69

    To most Sun “readers” an oil painting is something the army do using high explosives on an Iraqi petrochemical well.

    And they don’t really notice any woman in print without her two “Ed’s” out.

  70. 70
    Stan - UKIP Bloke says:


    A vote for Dave is a vote for more of this.

  71. 71
    M says:

    Escort agency worker ?

  72. 72

    P.S. most Gruniad readers brains function at a level where stupid people think that clever people sound like.

  73. 73
    Lefty fucktard says:

    Yes but no but that’s their culture.

    They’re allowed one you see, unlike all those hideously white people, treating this island like it’s their homeland or something.

    Vote Ken.

  74. 74

    Have they projected the lower projected liability for the index linked, non contributory, public service bureaucratic pension pot we will save by getting rid of some of the slackers?

    Just a question.

  75. 75
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    “PRIME Minister David Cameron yesterday denied he was too chilled out”

    he should be ‘hounded out’ ………… of office

    he’s only of use to himself

  76. 76
    Phil says:

    I think a portrait of 2 poofters on a couch would be treated with undisguised ridicule by most people in this country apart from the metropolitan liberal and political elite who may have a preponderance of that species in their midst.
    I believe in live and let live but do not ask for or want a minority lifestyle shoved in my face because an even smaller, albeit influential minority, in this country wants to promote it in the cause of Political correctness gone stark raving mad.

  77. 77
  78. 78
    Eddie Izzard says:

    Why… thank you! Yes… (smug sideways glance to camera)… these noble locals are welcoming me to their rally by garlanding me… with – how charming – some car tyres!

    This clearly is their local custom, and I am deeply touched. We’ll do a cutaway shot of me reflecting on how deeply these primitive people have moved me.

    Oh look! Someone is now pouring a tribute of some kind of fluid over me, which smells of petrol. Clearly they have seem my sell-out tours, and this is a particular honour.

    Here’s one holding up a lighter, probably in tribute to Nelson Mandela… or Freddie Mercury… one of the two.

    What great people.

  79. 79

    You do know that syphilis is a camel disease?

    This means that:

    A) You not only have an illiterate pedophile to blame for the rest of the worlds’ view of your religion of peas, but also

    B) You ARE camel shaggers. If you had brought Aids across from chimps to humans as well, we could call you incurable romantics.

  80. 80
    Errrrrr........ says:

    They aren’t medium sized. Mine are much bigger and I’m a bloke.

  81. 81
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s a double portrait of a woman and a man.

  82. 82
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Lloyd George chillaxed by playing golf, and shafting loads of women.

    Asquith was so fond of drinkies that the term squiffy entered the English language.

    Chamberlain – classical music, long walks in the country (hence what’s the difference between Chamberlain and Hitler, one takes weekends in the country, the other takes countries in weekends.

    A big fuss over nothing – what hobbies activities do the deadbeats at the MSM have?

  83. 83
    genghiz the kahn says:


  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Well, she has manly hands, or is she part of our vibrant transgender community that we are exhorted to celebrate on a daily basis.

  85. 85
    William Hague says:

    I could give him a few tips on playing Fruit Ninja with some of my young advisers.

  86. 86
    Forkbender says:

    You are Eric Pickles, and I claim my £5

  87. 87
    Forkbender says:

    He might be for all I know, but that that term in law is defunct

  88. 88
    Forkbender says:

    That is what you ment to think, selective part of a picture

  89. 89
    Malcolm Tucker says:

    Is that supposed to be PM Dave Cam? Utterly useless, looks more like a young Blair…….almost (but not quite) worthy of the hopeless Rich and Mark !

  90. 90
    Jimmy says:

    Looks like a scene from “Another Country”

  91. 91
  92. 92
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    Well, well.

    Cygnet ring. Check

    Family portrait. Check

    Agreeable period house with nice big windows. Check

    Fuck me, even the Sun is run by toffs.

  93. 93
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    When it comes to brass neck, you have to hand it to Balls-Cooper.

    Having set up the UK to take half a million new people a year (proving that the unemployment would be much lower) they now have the fucking cheek to criticise the Conservatives for not being able to bring it down,,,,

    “Yvette Cooper MP, the shadow home secretary, said the government was failing badly on its own immigration target to reduce net migration: “David Cameron said 12 months ago: ‘No ifs. No buts. That’s a promise we made to the British people.’

    ‘Yet these figures show that promise is being broken and the net migration figure of 252,000 is barely changed in the last two years, even with the net rise in British citizens leaving the UK.”

    However, when challenged about the Great Labour Immigration cover-up….

    Cooper said. ‘In an interview this weekend Ms Cooper admitted: “We did get things wrong on immigration.

    “We should have had the transitional controls on migration from Eastern Europe. We should have introduced the points-based system much earlier.”

  94. 94
    Mine's a pint says:

    Do these supper schemes involve subsidised food?

  95. 95
    Mine's a pint says:

    As usual, it started in America. They have a penchant for lazy speech in which two words are abbreviated to become one new one.

  96. 96
    Mine's a pint says:

    Something to do with equestrianism. Its short form is known as “hacking”.

  97. 97
    Mine's a pint says:

    yet another brokeback country?

  98. 98
    Mine's a pint says:

    So that’s at least two muttering idiots on that front bench.

  99. 99
    Jimmy says:


  100. 100
    Jethro's Cousin Wendy says:

    ‘Have you got fat thighs, or are you just pleased to see me?’

  101. 101
    billy says:

    Cool painting looks really realiestic

  102. 102
    Journalism is rotten to the core says:

    Another hypocrite

  103. 103
    LiquidPaddy says:

    Eh yup (in Corrie accent), ain’t that the bluuke oo were married to uur Gayle?

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