December 3rd, 2012

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View


  1. 1
    ctesibius says:



  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Who the fuck is that supposed to be? Oh dear oh dear….


    • 5
      I don't think I'm on the same page says:

      I think I must be living in some sort of paralell universe. You’ll be telling me we borrow £15 Billion a year to give away whilst pensioners have to sell their homes to pay for care next.


      • 15
        Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

        Or another planet where the CBI is saying that the Government should borrow more to invest in infrastructure to get the economy going while their members are sitting on gazillions of pounds earning next to nothing in interest but aren’t willing to invest.


        • 68
          carry hole is a complete hunt says:

          Interest rates have been manipulated far too low to keep house affordability low. The states run for rent seekers not the people.


    • 21
      SALLY BERCOW says:

      Mr Bean ?


    • 85
      Peter Grimes says:

      That boy who has tied Leveson’s nuts up in yellow tape is Shami Chakrabarti, isn’t he?

      Didn’t know he was into bondage. He looks better all the time!


  3. 3
    Under the table special says:

    Who is this Dr Foster health group mouthing off this morning? In 2005 the NHS ebtered into a prtnership with it apparently paying more than the market share for 50% of it…mmmm who was the health minister at the time?

    8. In March 2005, KPMG’s indicative value of Dr Foster Ltd was £10–15 million. It
    calculated this value using discounted cash flow models of the potential future business of
    Dr Foster Ltd and by comparing the company with the valuation of similar companies as
    there was no prevailing valuation of Dr Foster Ltd.20 The value was not developed based on
    the assets of Dr Foster Ltd, as the company was a new service based company.21 This
    valuation suggests a half share of Dr Foster Ltd should have cost £5–7.5 million.22
    However, the Information Centre paid £12 million for its 50% share of the joint venture
    which is to all intents and purposes Dr Foster Ltd with some extra assets provided by the
    Information Centre.23 The other 50% is owned by Dr Foster LLP which is an holding
    company, formed after Dr Foster Ltd was split into the joint venture and Dr Foster
    Research Ltd. Shareholders of Dr Foster Ltd were entitled to share in Dr Foster LLP on
    formation of the joint venture (see Figure 1).


  4. 4
    David Cameron says:

    Samantha wanted to heat things up in the bedroom.

    So I put her dildo in the microwave for three minutes on high.


  5. 6
    Aricolza Narzole says:

    Might this technique help Scameron to finally grow a pair ?


  6. 7
  7. 9
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Good morning right wing political bloggers.Over 2 years of action – clamping down on tax avoidance is finally being taken seriously – protest works. Be proud


    • 18
      XXXxx says:

      To talk about doing something is a is very different from actually doing something without a another load of get outs.


      • 27
        Ed Balls(Chancellor Of The Exchequer Designate) says:

        In the past ten years, Starbucks have paid a paltry £15m corporation tax on their total UK business operations. Today, they will sit down for talks with HM Revenue and Customs about restructuring their tax affairs and paying a fairer amount.

        Oh well, better latte than never.


        • 35
          Arthur Sixpence says:

          Whereas Margaret Hodge still pays jack shit on her family tax dodging company.

          And she is still covering up the Islington social services scandal


        • 42
          Gonk III says:

          Could face a rocky road ahead.


        • 48
          Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

          The mocha the merrier!


        • 60
          Anonymous says:

          star.bucks got scared of making less than stellar bucks.
          customer power.

          now if those in authority were to report to us….give them less powers.
          it is t…..i

          do not be tied up by time,
          play the long.


          • Nursey says:

            Time for your medication Mr Nonny Mouse


          • Lazarus the leper says:

            “Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as
            possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the
            treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.
            Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister
            in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone
            does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any
            public duty to pay more than the law demands.” – Judge Hand (in the case of Gregory v. Helvering, 1934)


  8. 10
    Don't sign THAT petition says:

    This petition by Hacked Off is being hijacked by political parties for their own ends….notably Labour….so that is just another reason why I won’t be signing it nor encouraging my friends and family to do so either. People say it has 100,000 supporters(?) I suspect many of whom(inc Labour MPs)haven’t actually read the report…I’ve only just managed to wade through it….and that Cameron should back down on statutory regulation of the press as a result….it’s like saying 100,000 people support lynching so we should allow it even though it’s wrong…some of the very people supporting the petition make me uneasy as does their motives which are not as altruistic as they first appear. Once such statute is law it is the slippery slope to censorship of a free press

    Notwithstanding that any regulation could also be illegal under Art 10 of the Human Rights Act rushing to make law in response to the “mob” or when emotions are high results in some very “bad law” as we have seen in the past when Labour rushed through laws without thinking through the practicalities when they were in government.

    Cameron should stick to his guns…instinctively he is right to refuse to bring forward statutory regulation despite the howling from various celebrities, rent-a-mouth and sundry Labor MPs.


    • 11
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Here, here.


    • 33
      Dimpled Mat says:

      Couldn’t have put it better.


    • 37
      Huge Grant - Media Gigolo says:

      Cameron is weak. We will win. We have the Dowler’s and McCann’s as human battering rams


      • 46
        Honey! I lost the kid! says:

        I’d keep quiet about the McCann’s if I were you – they don’t exactly enjoy a lot of popular support.


        • 49
          Equal Opportunities says:

          A FOI request as to how much Plod has spent investigating the Cann case vice the amount spent in total for all missing kids / number of missing kids might be interesting.


        • 63
          Anonymous says:

          the wifey gets the look out.
          while the hubbey attempts to stuff us.

          The enabler and the enabled.


      • 61
        Anonymous says:

        dowlers have made millions,


    • 77
      Right-Wing Intelligentsia says:

      Even the guy who was trashed during the Yeates murder seems to have changed his tune.

      He sued successfully 8 publications, they also printed apologies, and afterwards he did speak at length and quite articulately about how with CFA being withdrawn it would now not be possible for him to seek redress.

      Now he is calling for full Leveson – tad vindictive ? And also – why change tune on CFA – that is was real problem for people after he got his cash, and it was misuse of conditional fee agreements on the part of solicitors which broadly led to the change in the first place.

      Talk about obsfucation.


  9. 12
    Captain Kirk says:

    If that’s amusing …………… Beam me up Scotty.


    • 31
      XXXxx says:

      Why doesn’t Guido run a daily competion for all those budding cartoonists among his readers, on Monday to Friday the best could appear the next working day, it might just stop the moaning, unless folks on here just like moaning


      • 41
        Anonymous says:

        I know I’m not a cartoonist. I also know that Rich and Marks are not cartoonists either … this one is lame … again.


  10. 16
    Widescreen2010 says:

    Good God, that’s dreadful.
    I’m going back to bed.


  11. 25
    SALLY BERCOW says:

    How can it be a cartoon
    when you look at it and lose the will to live ?


  12. 28
    Kebab Information Bureau says:

    Credit where credit is due. R&M have at least written on ‘who it is’


  13. 34
    Obnoxio the Clown says:

    Tax the bankers, tax the rich, tax the companies. Then spend it on me


  14. 36
    XXXxx says:

    That one peering around Dacre’s leggs with the slightly dusky complextion could be a very young Guido without his glasses


  15. 39
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    R&M have today reached unexplored depths of unfunniness. At this rate, they’ll get a daily spot in the Guardian, home of unfunny cartoonists.


  16. 40
    Gonk III says:

    No. Sorry


  17. 43
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    If Govt. serious about tax avoidance, they’d rethink plan to cut further 10000 HMRC staff which risks being a false economy


    • 44
      Ed Balls(Chancellor Of The Exchequer Designate) says:

      First, the Government announces HMRC cuts. Now, they are to be given “Government support” Is this another addition to the U-turn catalogue?


    • 45
      Lou Brickant says:



    • 47
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      Tax avoidance isn’t a crime.

      But if you’ve got a problem with it, perhaps you’d like to explain how, after 10 years of the ‘The Iron Chancellor’, and a further three years of him being PM, it’s still relatively simple to avoid paying tax?

      If only we had a Labour government, eh? Yeah. They’d sort this out.

      Just like the last one didn’t.


  18. 50
    bergen says:

    O/T Today had Roger Harrabin , the convener of the notorious 28gate meeting of bien pensant lobbyists and activists masquerading as scientists, waxing lyrical from Doha about why we shouldn’t have more gas-fired power stations. Obviously no-one followed to rubbish his report so once again the BBC served up global warming cobblers dressed as fact without challenge.

    They seem utterly untouchable.


    • 55
      Not so Green Savings says:

      There’s nothing wrong with energy-saving measures as they cut power bills and reduce the need for energy.


      Why is it that no law has been brought in forcing the retail and business parks to insulate the roffs of their metal shed roofs? The energy loss must be enormous – check the roof of your nearest B&Q, a company who have the cheek to actually SELL the insulation but don’t put any up themselves. Does that tell you anything about the economics of energy-saving?


      • 69
        Jane Birkin from Paris says:

        You are talking through your backside .

        Three years ago the town where I live elected a socialist mayor .

        The first thing he did was change all the town’s lightbulbs to some fancy dan eco things.

        Far from reducing bills my Council tax has risen 33.126 per cent.

        I have not complained just yet as I am still awaiting coherent explanations as to what has happened to all the perfectly good old lightbulbs I have paid for .


  19. 53
    E.L. Gumby says:

    So you’re a senior citizen and the government says no health care for you, what do you do? This plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot 2 MP’s and 2 judges. Obviously, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head, and all the health care you need! New teeth, new glasses? No problem. New hip, knees, kidney, lungs, heart? All covered. And who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. Plus, because you are a prisoner, you don’t have to pay any income taxes any more.



    • 59
      A grumpy old man says:

      And, until Dave caves in to the ECHR, you don’t have drag yourself down to the polling station to try to work out which of the professional liars on the ballot paper is going to cause the least damage.


    • 66
      Bluebottle says:

      Can I go to Wandsworth Jail please because it is close to the West End for my days out .


  20. 64
    Farter Ted says:

    pull my finger ☞


  21. 65
    Three days and three nights without running water in the Rhondda says:

    I have heard some crap in my time but yesterday the Mail fucking surpassed themselves.

    Human Rights do not mean you have to leave the Press to their own devices.

    All you have to do is make sure that any legislation you pass is proportionate and that is why Leveson has written his report the way he has .

    Yet today 99 percent of readers of the Mail think the Report is dead in the water .


    Independent journalism at its very best.


    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      make sure that any legislation you pass is proportionate ?
      oh yes the army of I wants ruining the anti press campaign are very proportionate in their hated for the wrong kind of press oh and why are none of you lot mentioned Mc Alpine and the BBC disaster ? they totally over stepped the line but get a free pass and no regulation ?


    • 72
      carry hole is a complete hunt says:

      The biggest crap is the hacked off adverts…


    • 73
      Anonymous says:

      THe supposedly free Press in this country is a bleedin joke Paddy .

      How many Editorials have you read which even give Leveson the time of day .

      The Press should be allowed to continue as they always have done .

      Every now and then they have to sign off large cheques for damages which are paid for by their readers and advertisers.


      • 75
        Loopy Lou says:

        Remember for the majority to have Human Rights a few innocent people have to die.


        • 79
          Tony Eden from Eton says:

          You must be off your trolley Loopy Lou.

          If you have a choice of saving just a few people or the majority then it stands to reason you save the majority .

          Why do you think we are paying top price for two aircraft carriers ?


  22. 80
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    If only….a FOI request was replied to immediately.

    You could ask the BBC why they have hardwear parked outside Rolf’s house.


  23. 82
    Get a proper cartoonist says:

    Crap as ever. No Marks.


  24. 83
    tube_thumper says:

    1 out of 10. the usual unamusing shit


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