September 17th, 2012

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning Views


  1. 1
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    This is funny?

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  3. 3
    ed martin says:

    the green shoots of gullibility

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  5. 5
    Barreness Shitty, Sal, + the Noo£ieBore Clitorati says:

    Us too!

    Is it Ed . . . or . . .Ed . . . or Gordo . . . or . . . ?

  6. 6
    Cato says:

    I’ve seen worse…quite often in fact.

  7. 7
    nellnewman says:

    You know I always thought John Major was a genuine and decent man , a grey man, but decent; so I could never understand why he took up with THAT woman.

  8. 8
    John from Hull and Damnation says:

    YES! . . it’s me!!

  9. 9
    Sorry Nell, says:

    Take too long to explain, – and then I doubt you’d even begin to understand.

    I count you as a decent and genuine woman – that’s why.

  10. 10
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    It would be even funnier if Edwina was reading 50 shades of grey ;-)

  11. 11
    One hardly dares to ask says:

    was that the colour then?

  12. 12
    Mornington Crescent says:

    The peas are nice, dear. Very nice.

  13. 13
    Patrick Mercer says:

    I say,is that chap a stalking horse ?

  14. 14
    Actuallee says:

    So Johnny & Eddie were good kids & ate their asparagus. Oh wait….

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    If his wife can’t trust him…………………………………!

  16. 16

    There are at least two issues here:

    1.) Should he have knobbed?

    2.) Should he have knobbed her, of all things?

    There is only one answer to both:

    Shit happens.

  17. 17
    Forkbender says:

    Not a very flattering characture of little Johnny Major-Ball

  18. 18
    Prof Michael Hudson says:

    Didn’t that Baroness Vadera make a complete tit of herself by mentioning that she could see the green shoots of recovery over 3 years ago.

    We now have a Major Tit doing the same. Most reputable economists cannot see a recovery before the next 7-10 years given the current debt overhang.

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    Forkbender says:

    Grey was Johnny Major’s favourite colour, is was just the peas on his plate that were green

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    Forkbender says:

    No that chap wasn’t a stalking horse he only entered the race when earlier stalking horses had dethroned Maggie

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    Forkbender says:


  22. 22

    Not suprised he got a “Green shoot” off that old slapper

  23. 23
    The Graduate says:

    Well I thought Edwina was a bit foxy

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    jgm2 says:

    He was the original Jim Hacker PM.

  25. 25

    Nice to see the resident “funny men” have their finger on the pulse yet again , only 20 years too late

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    Diane Fatbutt says:

    Why is she reading her own diaries? And why is his cock talking?

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    Forkbender says:

    “the green shoots of recovery” that was a phrase that was used during the late 80’s and early 90’s, it’s a bit like Gordy’s tractor stats, say it often enough and some people (that are not affected by the economy tanking) will start to believe them

  28. 28 says:

    If you print loadsamoney via QE you are bound to see some scraggy green shoots until the effect fades and the stalks eventually wither. This is precisely what happened under Gordo Brown before our last general election and why Obummer is doing exactly the same just before the Presidential election.

    Only a complete turnip-head would be fooled by it.

  29. 29
    John Major says:

    Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes.

  30. 30
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    Is the cartoonist suggesting that Edwina used to shove asparagus up Major’s arse? Does her biography come with a packet of instant-mix mindbleach?

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    Lady Chatterley's Liver says:

    At least we know who the characters are.

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    Mr Chief Whippy says:

    That doesn’t look a bit like Mandleson and his Brazilian buddy.

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    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    Is the ‘cartoonist’ really suggesting that Edwina used to shove asparagus up Major’s a-rse? Does each copy of her memoirs come with a packet of instant-mix mind-bleach?

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Thai Green Currie?

  36. 36
    Tomorrow's Chip Wrapper says:

    I seem to recall that he absented himself claiming that he had to have a wisdom(no pun intended)tooth extracted thus enabling him to enter the race when the dirty deed was done and schmooze Maggie into backing him as her choice in the leadership race as the one to take forward her legacy(LOL)

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    Sarma Kutra says:

    Did he knob the wrong hole then?

  38. 38
    Diane Abbott says:

    But where is da chicken ‘n’ rice blud?

  39. 39
    John says:


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    jgm2 says:

    Most ‘reputable economists’ sat through the Imbecility and failed to point out exactly where all this ‘miracle growth’ was coming from. Ie massive amounts of government and private debt.

    Now that they’ve had it brought to their attention most ‘reputable economists’ still haven’t ganged up and given the Maximum Imbecile both barrels for his reckless destruction of the UK economy.

    They might be right about it taking another 7 to 10 years to get back to ‘normal’ though.

    One out of three ain’t too impressive though.

    Major might be right about us being over the worst but that isn’t allowing for the ongoing European clusterfuck or the thought that in three more years the deficit deniers might be back with their idiot hands on the wheel again.

  41. 41
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Evadne Currie’s response should have been “Shooting out of the blue, surely?”

  42. 42
    Mono TV (see if that passes the piss poor modbot) says:

    Is it Harry Worth

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    But then most reputable economists believe that Keynesian economics and trashing the currency will see us through the debt overhang.
    Too bad the theory has little connection with reality – that you cannot borrow your way out of debt.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him around the head with a frying pan.

    ‘What was that for?’ the man asked.

    The wife replied ‘That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your trouser pocket’.

    The man then said ‘When I was at the races last week Jenny was the name of the horse I bet on’

    The wife apologized and went on with the housework.

    Three days later the man is watching TV when his wife bashes him on the head with an even bigger frying pan, knocking him unconscious. Upon regaining consciousness the man asked why she had hit him again.

    His wife replied: ‘Your Horse phoned!!!’

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    jgm2 says:

    Oh, it’ll ‘see us through’ alright. Just like it saw the Weimar Republic and Zimbabwe through.

  46. 46
    Diane Abbott says:

    Leave me alone, blud! Me goin home to drown me sorrows in a bucket of chicken rice an’ pea!

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    jgm2 says:

    That’d be a more believable story if the ‘horse’ was called Margaret [Beckett].

  49. 49
    Lou Scannon says:

    Nicely timed for the party conference, perhaps ?
    Seems too quiet right now, rather like the lull before the storm.

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    bergen says:

    Poor old Keynes is much maligned by the thought that Bonkers Brown’s economic policy had any relationship with his theories. If it had been true then we would have been squirreling away a massive surplus in the boom years instead of wasting everything and borrowing even more.

  51. 51
    Curried Balls says:

    Fifty shades of grey underpants.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    I not only recognized the characters but I actually laughed. Rich & Mark have obviously lost their winning touch.

  53. 53
    Interview with a leftie says:

    Q: Isn’t it shocking how these muslims are protesting so violently?

    A: No! They’re right to be angry! Once again the West is attacking Islam, a religion of p*ace!

    Q: How can you say it’s a religion of p*ace when they’ve murdered people over a film?

    A: It’s an Islamaphobic film! It attacks their prophet!

    Q: It’s called free speech. What gives them the right to kill anyone? They use free speech to say horrific things about J*ws, non-muslims, women and homosexuals.

    A: We have no right to insult Islam! I fully support their protests!

    Q: Are you aware the Koran says to kill all homosexuals and non-muslims, to beat your wife for disobeying you, that a woman’s word on a matter is worth half that of a man’s, to marry off girls as soon as they begin menstruating, and to stone adulterers and r*pe victims to death?

    A: Don’t be so Islamaphobic!

    Q: I’m just telling you what this religion stands for. Don’t you support women’s rights and gay rights?

    A: Of course I do! How dare you even ask!

    Q: So why do you defend a religion that preaches such misogyny and homophobia?

    A: Why do you defend the West?!

    Q: Don’t change the subject. Why do you never condemn honour killings, female circumcisions, forced marriages, child marriages, suicide bombings, r*pe being used as a punishment for failing to wear a headscarf, and r*pe victims, adulterers and homosexuals being executed?

    A: It’s… it’s… uh… um… it’s the corporations! The corporations and… uh… the corporations and… I*rael!

    Q: Excuse me? I’m asking why you don’t condemn honour killings, r*pe, child marriages…

    A: It’s the corporations! And I*rael! And corporations!

    Q: What are you talking about? What have corporations and I*rael got to do with muslims forcing 9 year olds to marry 60 year old men in P*kistan and muslim girls being circumcised?

    A: You’re Islamaphobic! You support corporations and I*rael!

    Q: What do you say to the family of the US ambassador to Libya who was murdered over a film he had nothing to do with?

    A: Corporations! Corporations!

  54. 54
    Cameron's Plan B says:

    Green shoots, Blue dies.

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    jgm2 says:

    It’s hilarious to listen to the bedwetters condescendingly explaining that Keynes was an advocate of deficit spending to overcome a recession as if you were somehow going against received economic theory when you point out that the Maximum Imbecile was running monstrous deficits even during the ‘boom’.

    For the bedwetters there is literally no economic situation that does not call for borrowing (and squandering) more money.

    During a ‘boom’ the justification is that the economy is expanding so we can ‘afford’ to borrow more money. During a ‘bust’ then we ‘must’ borrow (and squander) more money to ‘stimulate’ the economy.

    Children. Kids in charge of the national credit card. Imbeciles.

  56. 56
    If all else fails... says:


  57. 57
    Rat's arse says:

    No, fifty shades of grey underpants belongs to that creepy little man known, laughingly, as The Right Honourable Chris Bryant.

  58. 58
    Choirmaster says:

    Form an orderly queue lads but not too fortissimo.

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I think I’ll have a go at a peanut sauce today

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Seriously, go back to the day job.

  61. 61
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    didn’t mp’s who had voted against her say that they had voted for and they were going to switch in the second ballot convincing Maggie that she would loose ?

  62. 62
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:


  63. 63
    Nouriel Roubini says:

    errr….Isn’t Zimbabwe’s inflation rate currently lower than the UK’s?

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    Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of a story from a few years ago about a couple in Swansea but with the roles slightly reversed. The wife was performing a “sex act” on the husband in the kitchen when she started fitting, clamping down on his member. The husband, reaching for the nearest thing to hand grabbed a frying pan and repeatedly bashed her over the head until she passed out releasing her vice like grip. Both ended up in casualty.

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    jgm2 says:

    In that case they must be absolutely petrified about deflation. That’s the story we’re being given to justify printing hundreds of billions of pounds.

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    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    The only woman I have any time for in the Tory Party is that Justine Greening sort .

    Having had her nose rubbed in it by the Great Leader she has wasted no time sorting out the freeloaders within the international aid budget .

    Ms Mensch mark two she ain’t . A future leader she ain’t .

    But if you have some dirty briefs to sort out she is the woman for you.

    Ten times better than any Tory man.

  67. 67
    Diane Abbott says:


  68. 68
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Does Edwina have a grand daughter? Boaz.

  69. 69
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    what does this refer to
    “Having had her nose rubbed in it by the Great Leader” ?

  70. 70
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I saw Currie standing on a London underground platform once, touting for hire.

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    Fog says:

    Cat, shit happens, but the issue is that Currie needn’t have said anything, ever. She did it to make money. That makes her actions worse than his. He was w eak, she was a bitch.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Didn’t Hacker go to LSE?

  73. 73
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Unlike the present policy – which is to borrow anyway without stimulating the economy.

  74. 74
    Ludmilla Shotputter says:

    Me too comrade.

  75. 75
    the savant says:

    god she s ugly

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    the savant says:

    probably because like cecil s paramour she had … in th words of cecil s good lady wife …. a big behind

  77. 77
    the savant says:

    or dare we say moddy … hrh the one that s been divorced once and likes horses ??

  78. 78
    the savant says:

    she probably wrote it under nom d plume ….

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    robbie says:

    So – you’re slagging off Major because you’re a recovery denier?

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