January 21st, 2013

Rich’s Monday Morning View


  1. 1
    Guy Martin to win TT2013 says:

    What, no Mark?

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Polly going to be 1…..

  3. 3
    Wiltshire Indy says:

    No more GROLIs? Say it ain’t so!

  4. 4
    D'Jango says:

    I saw the latest Guardian/Observer advert in the cinema yesterday. If the Editor in chief gave that load of toe curling crp the ok then he’s the one who should be made redundant!

  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    Bill Gates?

  6. 6
    M'lud says:

    Please, please, please…

  7. 7
    Strong Stomach says:

    New Guardian Page 3’s. Polly, Ashton, Harpy, Evette …

  8. 8
    Nero fiddles while Rome burns says:

    Good one.

  9. 9
    Tom (peeping) says:

    Is this supposed to be a Stephen Hawking dream scene, where for one night only he’s out of the chair and belting away at a piano…?

  10. 10
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Well they only need to get rid of the highly overpaid incomprehensible pollytwaddle and the business would be saved.

  11. 11
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    And here’s what he can play as the ship goes down (are there any atheists on a sinking ship, I wonder?):

  12. 12
    Roger The lodger says:

    Mark’s re-arranging the deckchairs

  13. 13
    Vote UKIP says:

    Sorry but I can’t find anything amusing in people losing their jobs. Even left wing socialist morons.

  14. 14
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Did anyone notice how quickly the BBC sacked Carol Thatcher when she allegedly made ‘racist’ comments in a private conversation and off air?

    Did anyone notice how quickly the BBC didn’t sack Sir Jimmy Savile despite many in the organisation knowing of his ‘activities’?

    Remarks about a tennis player’s hair = instant dismissal
    Raping little girls = Er, Um, let’s give him a another series shall we?

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Please please me

  16. 16

    What a wonderfully subtle, well drawn, thought provoking, punchy, relevant cartoon from Rich and Mark.

    (OK – Only joking.)

  17. 17

    A Stаin rather than a Mark?

  18. 18
    See sharp or be flat says:

    It is either Mrs Mills or Russ Conway. Outside chance of being Elton John or Sparky.

  19. 19
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Mark’s the looming redundancy.

  20. 20

    Maybe not. But do the others’ Gods save them?

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  22. 22
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Jimmy’s victims were white and therefore no BBC rules were broken.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    The pound risks losing the ‘safe-haven’ status it has enjoyed among international investors as doubts grow over Britain’s future in the European Union, one of the world’s largest currency traders has warned.


  24. 24
    Gnasher says:

    If an original drawing, it could be Joyce Hatto.

  25. 25

    Mad Al Yankovic in concert ?

    I’ve no idea and really to be honest . Life’s too short

    it should be renamed

    “The Monday Guess who the fuck this is competition “

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    However, authorities will not want to see concern over the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU trigger a sell-off in UK government bonds. Such a move would force up the Treasury’s borrowing costs even as the recovery remains fragile.


  27. 27
    Owen Jones says:

    The late running Europe speech is now due to arrive on Wednesday. But reporters are advised to wait in Guido’s News Room pending further announcements.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Maybe they’ve fallen out, and the “talent” (Rich) thinks he is better going alone? Hmmmm… maybe not

  29. 29

    Have they had a tiff ?


  30. 30
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    I’ve seen a few “lifeboat” conversions. A bit fed up with the aggressive secularists who think that the religionists are out to get them. They want to abolish religion in public life. Why? What are they so scared of, a twitter from the Pope? Calm down!! it’s only the Jehovah’s Witnesses who are going to knock on your door.

  31. 31
    Foghorn Langhorne says:

    Nevermore the twain shall meet.

  32. 32
    Andrew Notapleb says:

    Tell me about it. I’ve had to sell the bike.

  33. 33
    don't reed the grauniad says:

    sadly pissed?

  34. 34

    I Say , As i left this morning ,
    i noticed just how attractive Sam’s bush is , covered in a bit of the white stuff

    toodly Pippy

  35. 35
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    It is their souls that are saved not their lives. Don’t confuse salvation with salvage.

  36. 36
    Ed Balls(Chancellor Of The Exchequer Designate) says:

    Doesn’t take a genius to guess Cameron’s plan. Starve NHS money. Say ‘Look, hospitals not working’. Sell to mates’ private health companies

  37. 37

    Jehovah’s Witnesses?

    Good Lord, man. That meets the tests for sufficient and necessary! :-)

  38. 38
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Is it Sir Richard Stilgoe?

  39. 39
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Cruel and Unusual?

  40. 40

    It’s quite obvious you don’t have to be a genius , that’s how you have remained in politics so long

  41. 41
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Is it Rolf Harris. Is he aboard a prison ship named HMS Guard?

  42. 42
    The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Half of Britain’s exports are to the EU. If Britain leaves the EU, not only will half of our economy disappear in a flash, but your genitalia will grow fungus and all your teeth will fall out.

  43. 43

    I believe he’s on the HMS Priory at the moment

  44. 44
    T'old Fella says:

    Very true, there will be more insolvences and redundancies this quarter unless Gideon stops playing tiddly winks with Dave over the economy, not really fair to blame Gideon as he is only the front man, behind him are a host of advisers, advising him what to do, but Gideon takes the bullet if it goes badly wrong and because he appointed him, Dave Boy.

  45. 45
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:


    Andrew Gilligan cycling commissioner job for Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. Another Telegraph Bloggers toad joins tories ( £95K )….alone with James Delingpole..

    We knew along…..LOL

  46. 46
  47. 47
    Gonk III says:

    Mr. Magoo ?

  48. 48
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    so whats it to be

    * Alexanders Axis
    * Pfefffel’s Pathways
    * Boris byways
    * The Johnson Jaunts or
    * Gilligans Gateways

  49. 49
    The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Correction: “Jimmy’s victims were white and English and therefore no BBC rules were broken.”

    Technically, white English people get what they deserve, and therefore cannot be ‘victims’.

  50. 50
    The Downing Street Cuckoo says:

    When your broadband goes on the blink you’ll be able to blame it on leaves on the line or the wrong sort of snow :


  51. 51
    Calder Simon says:

    I recognise him.

    It’s that bloke who does travel and holidays on Telly and appears on the BBC news whenever there is snow, an airport strike, a bust travel agent or a cruise ship full of the dying.

  52. 52
    Remedial English (for those ejookayted by Labour) says:

    what’s it to be

  53. 53

    I was never convinced by Blaise Pascal.

    He was a Froggie, you know…

  54. 54
    Nobody in particular - and you would not know them anyway says:

    Fancy a spit roast at the 3:30?

  55. 55
    One-term Dave says:

    The £32billion HS2 railway (the most popular infrastructure project in the world, ever), will not only solve Britain’s economic problems, but will also cure baldness, tooth-decay and chlamydia.

  56. 56
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    YAWN !!!!!!!!

    Lost the debate when you resort to the “Spelling Nazi” Line.

    Nothing to say, or add.

  57. 57
    Global Warming spreading across Europe again. says:

  58. 58
    insufficient and unnecessary watch says:

    I’d love to see Schrödinger’s cat have a foxhole conversion.

  59. 59
    Invigilator says:

    You lost Marks because…

  60. 60
    Liam Byrne says:

    There’s no money left.

  61. 61
    insufficient and unnecessary watch says:

    Nah, they love the shite she ‘writes’, besides, we don’t need any more BBC appearances by the old hag than is already the case.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Issue is uncertainty. If UK is going to have a vote it should be done asap. If Cameron gives a cast iron guarantee after 5 years it will be extremely unhelpful for the economy and could make UK bond investors to sell.

    If UK pound does down, as we import much more than what we export, inflation will increase.

  63. 63
    Owen's mum says:

    Owen, I hope you put your warmest socks on this morning.

  64. 64
    T'old Fella says:

    Trouble is Eddie Boy, your lot were moving towards doing the same thing, what with PFI’s hospitals saddled with debt, which has to be payed come what may, and service companies going bust, so that the hospitals have doubled the debt declared bankrupt because they cannot pay the bill.

  65. 65
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    I think it’s that kind of lovely wishful unpolitical thinking that makes Owen the BBC’s favourite Socialist.

  66. 66
    Millionaireband says:

    Anyone seen my brother?

  67. 67

    An Emily spit roast ?

  68. 68
    T'old Fella says:

    Hilligan’s Way

  69. 69
    Grandpa Birdbrain says:

    Well, I don’t think it’s Liberace or Winnie Atwell.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Er, wasn’t Gilligan proved to be right all along and totally exonerated, you dipstick?

  71. 71
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    …or as the The Mary Whitehouse Experience used to call him

    “Richard still not dead”

  72. 72

    Mark can’t see what it is yet.

  73. 73
    T'old Fella says:

    One term. shouldn’t that be “unpopular”

  74. 74
    Grandpa Birdbrain says:

    .. and omitted to mention the missing question mark.

  75. 75

    Yes , he’s just scraping together a few more millions before he returns to remove you before the next election
    He said “Thanks for keeping his seat warm , and your wife is crap in the sack !

  76. 76

    Are you one of those who falsely claim that Russell turned to God?

  77. 77
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    I have been short the pound since last Wednesday .

    Keep up shipmate .

  78. 78
    Mind the effing gap. How many times do I have to tell you? says:

    .. but probably not ‘terminal’ dandruff

  79. 79
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    UPDATE !!!!!!

    Andrew Mongshell still not back in cabinet
    No further right wing 80’s Witch loving comedians arrested…Yet
    Guido’s Guardian obsession continues
    Guido’s Huhne obsession continues
    Triple dip imminent…shhhhhh
    It must be over 2 weeks since a Boris thread…oh dear

  80. 80

    I thought it was you. :-)

    Good morning, sir! Trust you are in the pink.

  81. 81
    Rolf says:

    It’s 10.03. And I can’t tell who it is yet.

  82. 82
    Euro Hague Euro By Gum. says:

    I see William Euro Hague has taken to a Euro Foreign Office with a Euro Army at its disposal like a Euro Duck to water.

    And they said that the Lisbon Treaty did not change anything.

  83. 83

    The key to my box is B flat.

  84. 84
    Simon Calder leaves the BBC for Sky says:

  85. 85
    Loopy Lou LLB (Hons) says:

    David Cameron owes a duty of care to us all to provide a stable and tradeable currency .

    How he could have let himself and our currency get side tracked by the complete omnishambles concerning this speech is beyond me .

    Another thing that I do not understand is how the British Electorate could possibly have elected him to high office without first understanding what was his economic plan for sterling and EU membership .

  86. 86
    whatever her name was says:

    That no-necked unfunny woman wasnt sacked either.

  87. 87
    Mummy Jones says:

    Owen — You can’t go to school today to see your little boyfriends, ‘cos there’s half an inch of snow outside and you might fall over. Go back to bed and caress your teddy.

  88. 88
    arseholes, like Red Wedge says:

    The Mary Whitehouse Experience…werent they so really edgy using that name?

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    So, predictably,you did have something more to add and say.

    And ,predictably, it wasn’t worth the effort.

  90. 90
    Not a BBC spokesperson says:


  91. 91
    LabLibCon Benefiteer says:

    I vote for whoever promises to put my bennies up and cut the tax on beer ‘n fags ‘n petrol the most. Fuck the national debt — inflation will solve that problem

  92. 92
    SIGNIFICANT JOB CUTS. Is Polly gone? says:

    Guardian’s digital-first strategy to include “significant” job cuts

    Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Media Show about the paper’s recent decision to face the future with a “digital-first” strategy. He confirmed what most commentators already suspected, namely that the new strategy would result in “significant” job cuts.

    More at:


    To be aired 23/11

  93. 93
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    Obama officially inaugurated today !!!!!! SSShhhhhhhhhhhh

    LOL…You neo nut f*uck wits must be foaming at the mouth..Bless

  94. 94
    Hmm says:

    Composer Benjamin Britten died from heart failure brought on by syphilis caught from gay lover. Daily Male!

    Friend of Krays, Bob Boothby and a ‘ pop singer ‘.

  95. 95

    One trusts that, unlike Skidmark, you have not been cleft asunder.

  96. 96
    Magic underwear says:

    I can send my Mormon mates round!

  97. 97
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    Look – Neo Nut F*uck Wits

    Within 5-10 years…there will be NO printed media in the UK, regardless of its title…and that includes The Times, Fin Times, Telegragh etc

    The only exceptions could be The Mirror and The Sun

  98. 98

    OK. I know the score. ;-)

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    he’s more into potting the brown, the old poof.

  100. 100
    Long John Silver's parrot changing into George Soros says:

    Go short my friend . Go short .

    Just wait until Carney arrives

  101. 101
    Jimmy Bling says:

    I don’t recall Russell ever putting himself in any position other than overly close to young ladies.

  102. 102
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    Look -“Dave Apologist”. The game is up. Dave is a disaster, and you ALL know it.

    These pathetic attempts trying to damage left leaning publications to distract attention from Dave’s awful administration, makes you all look daft.

  103. 103
    Twitter #huhne says:

    Ivan White ‏@ivanwhite48
    Huhne will swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in court. But he’s a Liberal Democrat, who will believe him?

  104. 104
    Public Notice...The UK is closed for business until next week says:

    3,000 schools closed throughout the country….you cannot expect teachers to go to work in snow.(although I seem to remember when I was at school in 60’s that schools never seemed to close and we had some worse snow fall than this…and we had to travel around 2 miles….but you walked …if you didn’t turn up you were expected to have a good excuse not the weather)although looking on the bright side traffic was incredibly light this morning as some of us who had to work risked travelling on roads that local councils had not bothered to grit/salt as the snow fell on Sunday as they only work Mon-Fri.

  105. 105
    First attempt mo dd ed says:

    Huhne will swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in court. But he’s a Liberal Democrat, who will believe him?

  106. 106
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    The reports of his death were, sadly, exaggerated. (Cf. Guido’s Column.) RIP Ed Balls (the other one) and condolences to his loved ones, lest you think I am a cruel and heartless reprobate. Eddie we hardly knew ye. But we do know the Blinking Lovely all too well, and that’s why hope sprang eternal.

  107. 107
    "Gummy" Bill Mushroomhead says:

    Do I look bothered?

  108. 108
    Ryanair says:

    You have the right to remain silent…

  109. 109
    Very Old Theologian says:

    Actually that’s a Greek idea. Christianity teaches that those who are believers will be resurrected as body soul mind and spirit or to put it simply a psychosomatic unity.

  110. 110
    Your Sizzling Guardianbirds says:

    Saucy Polly Toynbee loves showing off her cracking pair… of houses. Busty Polly, 44-55-62, from Tuscany, flaunts her assets but says with a cheeky grin, “Do as I say, not as I do”.

  111. 111

    Bukken Bruse disaster.

  112. 112
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Will they be putting a paywall in ?

  113. 113
    Polly says:

    I keep telling you my house is not in Tuscany, it’s in Umbria.

    Oh what a giveaway.

  114. 114

    Reckon we’re singing from the same hymnsheet. :D

  115. 115
    Shopper says:

    Half a million from Sainsbury to Milliband? I’m not shopping there any more.

  116. 116
    The Public Sector says:

    Only if we are forced to stop all our job adverts on their site. And fortunately our socialist civil service friends will never allow this to happen.

  117. 117
    gramma says:

    Chopin and changing occurs everywhere

  118. 118
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Hmmm. Good point about the long-term uncertainty.

  119. 119
    So how many Jobs make a "Significant Number"? says:

    “We will need to lose significant numbers but we don’t need to do it by tomorrow. We can do it over the next couple of years and we can have a civilised conversation about that.”


  120. 120
    Comrade Bear says:

    Give us a break!

  121. 121
    BBC Brainwashing says:

    Because the troughing, corrupt, banker-supporting Labour alternative was shit?

  122. 122
    Tommy Cockles says:

    ha! ha! you Labour trolls are so droll.Are don’t know where you get the time to spread your hilarity across so many threads!!

    Oh yeah! now I remember, your a load of freeloading wankers who have never done a days work in your life!

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    insufficient and unnecessary watch says:

    Hardly what you’d call coming under sustained fire for hours on end, over in a flash like most of his extra curricula endeavors in fact.

  124. 124
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Compared to the years ’97-2010, they are a bunch of diamonds. It doesn’t matter how much you lefty scum wish for it, or how often Liebour’s perverted media friends in London try to convince people, Labour are hated far more by more people, than this current shower.

  125. 125
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    If teachers fail to make the effort to get to schools and open them, do the fuckers lose a day’s pay? (don’t bother replying — the answer’s obvious in Dave’s PC weak gutless paradise)

  126. 126
    Dave the Gays Luvver says:

    Don’t leave me out — I’m a good liar as well.

  127. 127
    BBC Brainwashing says:

    BBC Political Propaganda Department making full use of the Drama Budget last night to get its Feminist agenda across.

    The first hour was about an evil man who was beating up his pregnant wife, and another evil man who prostituted his daughter. In the second hour, another evil man (a doctor this time) arranging the abuse of a young girl, and an evil elected official (male) was doing the abusing. Message: all men are evil, all women are victims, all the evil in the world is the fault of men, especially if they are rich capitalists.

    I’d laugh at the crudity of the BBC’s attempts to insert its left-wing agenda into its drama series at every opportunity if it wasn’t so disturbing. Somebody really ought to do a survey of their drama output to find out exactly how politicised it is.

  128. 128
    Anonymous says:

    ITV and Sky have produced some decent dramas lately.
    I’ve given up on the BBC.

  129. 129
    Anonymous says:

    I wasn’t apologising for Cameron, merely pointing out that you were still posting with monotonous regularity despite promising that you had “nothing more to add or say”.

  130. 130

    Come on! Russell was 76 at the time and was in the freezing water for some considerable time. He had said when picking a smoking seat towards the end of the plane: If I cannot smoke, I shall die!

  131. 131
    Lionel Blair says:

    Give us a clue? Who is it, and what’s it about?

  132. 132
    Dilly Daydream says:

    you’re; and

    Layber ejercashion strykes agen.

    See? Sumov us got proper ejerkated.

  133. 133
    UP SHIT CREEK says:

    Well this WAR time economy is doing nothing for our economic system.. OVER, OVER, Taxation.. VAT up NI up Production Tax up.. Carbon Tax up,, Get it up and Drain the economy of every last Penny.. How the fu-k did any one think HMV could survive.. with a 10% rise in Tax against Profit.. OH and while your At it.. Borrow as much as you can against our property and pensions.. and when thats not enough PRINT IT..

    Economic TERRORISTS running the country

  134. 134
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    It was in the Telegraph magazine at the weekend and that was extracted from a biography.

    Headline: Gay bloke contracts sexually transmitted disease from his promiscuous younger lover.

    In other news, bear has bowel movement in forested area. Pontif espouses Roman Catholisism.

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