February 4th, 2013

Rich’s Monday Morning View


140 Comments

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    Much better than average – in an inner-city comprehensive sort of way.

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    • 2

      But they have not eton yet.

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      The Admiral says:

      Ok, I give in. Who’s cuddling DC?

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      • 21
        Pundit Too says:

        Its a dummy, dummy?
        Must admit it is a better cartoon than any of the previous I have seen.

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        T'Old Fella says:

        I don’t know who it is supposed to be, but Boris is in the back ground looking as if he wants to go somewhere very urgenly before there is a very large puddle, who the ones with Boris are I have no idea

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    • 19
      Dave the Thunderbolt dodger says:

      The BBC keep saying most people want homosexual weddings,

      1) Most people do not. They are talking BBC and Lefty Luvvy Land.

      2) When explained that civil partnerships give homosexuals all the same legal rights as normal married couples then they see no need to re-define marriage from being the union of a man and a woman.

      3) Dave has no democratic right to redefine a thousands of years old common law.

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      • 22
        BBC - The Labour Party Communications Centre says:

        We want it to be mandatory that ALL UK people declare they are homosexual or lesbian.
        We rule the airwaves

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        • 44
          The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

          And don’t forget, 99.7% of people want Britain to remain in the EU.

          Which is just as well. Owing to the fact that half of our trade is with the EU, if we were to leave, giant rats would rise up from the sewers and kill everyone.

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        • 45
          The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

          And don’t forget, more than 100% of people want Britain to remain in the EU.

          Which is just as well. Owing to the fact that half of our trade is with the EU, if we were to leave, giant rats would rise up from the sewers and kill everyone.

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        • 46
          The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

          And don’t forget, more than 100% of people want Britain to remain in the EU.

          Which is just as well. Owing to the simple fact that half of our trade is with the EU, if we were to leave, giant rats would rise up from the sewers and eat everyone.

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          Putr1d Labour ruined my Country says:

          I just don’t understand this craze, what’s next, legally marrying your pet goldfish?

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          • Man from middle earth says:

            As consummation is no longer req’d I guess you can marry your sister, brother, mum, dad etc etc

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          • Anonymous says:

            I’ve read that Blair gives Cameron advice.
            Was the gay marriage detour his bright idea?
            I can’t think of any other reason Cameron would split
            the Tory vote and waste time on when there are far
            more important problems to solve.

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          • Anonymous says:

            we live in the world of the egyptian god of the underworld ra.
            father of the 1st divine couple.
            .
            the learned hindu baddie ravan was immortal except for the return of lord vishnu.
            .
            vedic hinduism states that this will happen in 400,000 years.
            .
            until then folks, adjust to the dark.
            ra.one. not no.rah for then you enter trickery. god bless.

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        Grrr says:

        >They are talking BBC and Lefty Luvvy Land

        Since when did the BBC give a flying fuck what the vast majority of non-Guardian reading plebs think.

        We are to be educated and informed – like the good State children we are.

        Like asking the N Korean government to question its people who should be in charge.

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      • 80
        Tom Catesby says:

        Typical arrogant T.V. pundit comment on Andrew Marr show Sunday a.m. (hosted by Sian Williams). On the newspaper review bit at the start of the show some woman whose name escapes me, connected to some self appointed, unelected body claiming to represent,’British opinion’, said that most people were in favour of ‘gay marriage’. Most people I know haven’t had their opinions canvassed, I’d be interesed to know what this bizzare statement was based on (a straw poll of the ‘gay’ bars of Brighton or the gentlemens lavatories at the BBC?).

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        Lord Brittan says:

        Why does it bug(ger) you so much what a couple of shit stabbers get up to?

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  2. 3
    Guy Martin to win TT2013 says:

    I was greatly encouraged by the ultimatum delivered to Downing Street yesterday. Hopefully when the Bill goes through all the old tossers will resign.

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    Lawyers Corner says:

    It’s is now inevitable that Gays will allowed to marry and the institution will change forever. Within a couple of years there will be test cases against churches who refuse to marry Gays in the European courts on the simple grounds that they perform a public ally licensed service. This will be followed by small B&Bs who will argue if the church’s are to be except they too should be allowed to discriminate between sections of the public they serve and do not.

    Like all policy it’s the what ifs which will keep the lawyers in business. This issue will leave the Tory party bereft of grass roots support at the next election and will boost UKIPs support.

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    • 51
      disgustedoftunbridgewells says:

      I cant wait for the first gay white wedding – now that really will set the cat amongst the pigeons. Cameron you really are a prat.

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      • 68
        T'Old Fella says:

        White wedding was to signify a virgin female was to marry a man, now how many females marrying nowadays are virgins, note in the first part I said marry a man, how many men are virgins when they marry, any number between 0-5%. If gay marriages are anything like the male-female marriages, lawyers will be looking for a very profitable outcome, at least there will be not natural born kids maybe adopted kids though, it could get very, very sticky

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    • 107
      Dave ♥ Nick says:

      I love being shafted by Nick. If this was a leap year there’d be one helluva bitchfight over who gets to propose.

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    Bugler Bert says:

    The trouble with Dave on Gay Marriage is that he has not thought it through: It is a “Pandora’s Box” he will open – the Law on discrimination……. there will soon be demands for sibling marriages; Sister/Sister, Brother/Brother and then from the non-gay side; Brother/Sister……….. Oh boy, what a can of worms.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Trouble is, who gets the diamond ring?

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    The Fifty Seventh Earl of Perineum says:

    I have seen no evidence in the demand for this type of thing swelling in the masses.

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      Fazil Balti says:

      There’s a good reason for that – there is no demand.
      This is an EU project, possibly driven by UN Agenda 21 to hobble the developed world.

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    • 56
      disgustedoftunbridgewells says:

      Ooh you are naughty!

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    • 62
      Church of England policy says:

      Marriage is between a man and a woman.

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      • 73

        What about sheep? Are they not also mentioned in the good book rather too often for coincidence?

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      • 82
        T'Old Fella says:

        And how long do they last,1,3,5,7,12,17,25years about 33% end in divorce, one or the other see something more exciting over the fence so to speak. Many years ago many people did not marry but stayed together as a married couple until either one of them died, those that did marry the local lord saw to it that she was a virgin, but not after.

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    Its not the norm to take it up there says:

    If pervs had to pay for their own A.I.D.S treatments I bet they wouldn’t go round sticking it up the wrongun all the time.

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    • 99
      T'Old Fella says:

      The trouble nowadays is that it is passed between female to male, in Africa that is the case, gays are not very well liked in Africa. A little fact you lot might like to know, the first case of aids in the UK was about 1963 in Liverpool, a seaman came back from Africa and had a form of TB and try as they would , they could not control the TB the man died, and like a lot unusual deaths they took samples from the man and retained them. In the late 70’s early 80’s when AIDS took off, the team from Liverpool did some research and discovered the seaman had AIDS. I tha wants to keep safe keep thi sen to thi sen

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    Casual Observer says:

    Spot on Rich. The best cartoon yet.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Much better, although not sure why the Heir to Blair is cuddling Nigel Lawson.

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    • 103
      T'Old Fella says:

      Is there something about Dave that you know about that the general public do not, not insinuating by slander, we all know Dave went to Eton but that is no true indication

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    Gay Marriage is the LAST STRAW ISSUE says:

    Crematorium curtains for Dave if Gay Marriage is approved.

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    W.W. says:

    I have long come to the conclusion that dave is a thoroughly decent man, trying to do the right thing.

    I have also long come to the conclusion that he is utterly useless, and should not be allowed any where near any kind of power or influence.

    Being utterly usless he is still significantly better than Miliband.

    But we are all doomed unless some decent politicians arrive on the scene.

    W.W.

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    Stavros says:

    Time to bury Ed Miliband otherwise he’ll run off with the nation whilst the Tories are giving each other the pork shaft.

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  13. 18
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t get why there is such a fuss about it. Wtf shouldn’t they marry and wtf has it got to do with anyone else anyway?

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    • 43
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Agree. It will not affect anyone.

      If a 90% plus Roman Catholic country like Argentina legalised it why can’t we?

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      • 53
        Gay Marriage is the LAST STRAW ISSUE says:

        Gays have got Civil Partnerships which gives them all the rights they need.

        Marriage is between a man and a woman, and is a bedrock of our society.

        A “marriage” between gays is not physically possible.

        Understand now? Or are you too stupid?

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        • 108
          restore the monasteries says:

          Just because other countries accept same sex marriage does not mean our
          country should just follow their decision.As for the catholic church,there seems
          to have been plenty of abnormal,sexual behaviour within that faith.
          Of course,we could have a world where “anything goes”,but we need some rules and morals to live by for many reasons….

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        • 114
          Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

          I thought about 50% of marriages eventually break up and to say nothing about the number of partners who are unfaithful

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    • 106
      Anonymous says:

      Marriage is the union between a man and a woman – that’s the dictionary definition. Derived from matrimony ie making a mother of the girl. It is not the union between two men or two women.Find you own fucking word for that but it’s not and it can never be “marriage”.

      You may as well argue that the sky is green and the grass is blue – it cannot change something that it self evidently isn’t. The good thing is, if this passes it’ll only be short term – with the demographic changes that successive governments are forcing through in this country then in less than fifty years I expect being bent will be illegal again. You’ll be lucky to celebrate your golden “wedding” anniversary, probably blowing out the candles in a “safe house”.

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      • 115
        Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

        I must admit I find that when one man refers to another man as his “husband” somewhat ridiculous.

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    Unnatural Behaviour says:

    This is true.

    Why shouldn’t someone marry his dog, sister or teddybear. WTF has it to do with other people. Why all the fuss?

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    • 52
      Tesco's fake offers, high prices and poor service are NOT 'progress' says:

      +1

      Personally, I want to marry a bag of chips. I love chips, I should be able to marry them.

      And then, when Dave gets round to giving married couples a taxbreak, I’ll be able to transfer my chips’ tax allowance to myself. To say I should be able to do this is, frankly, discriminatory.

      And if you think it’s ridiculous, well, it’s not worse than sticking your nob up another man’s bottom.

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    • 125
      Natural Behaviour says:

      If you tried to shag my dog mate you’d get shredded ….NO FUSS!!

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  15. 23
    Two way Split. says:

    OK I give up.

    Who is Dave’s lucky Bride? And is he making Bigamy legal too?

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    Westminster Gossip says:

    BELGRANO MOMENT!

    Modernity mistaken for political strategy. Where is the strategy in alienating your base and splitting your parliamentary party. I like David Cameron and think there is no credible alternative waiting in the wings unless you really think the soft-lad Boris is your bag but, on this issue, GAY marriage, David has got it simply wrong. He will come to regret this week as his Belgrano moment!

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    • 27
      Please Explain what is a Belgrano moment. says:

      Eh?

      Belgrano was a bad day for hundreds of conscripted sailors and an Argentine Junta. What is your point?

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    • 37
      where the blind lead says:

      Sinking the fascist warship made Thatcher more popular, most people supported the sinking of the fascist warship, the only sad tossers who wailed about it were the usual suspects who would have let the fascist junta have the islands, but thats the left for you, so mentally deranged they support a fascist dictatorship rather than their own people.

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      • 47
        Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

        I didn’t make her more popular up here. Quite the opposite it condemned us another 15 years of Tory rule.

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        • 59
          Tesco's fake offers, high prices and poor service are NOT 'progress' says:

          Ah, yes.. another 15 years of having to work and earn your own money. How much better it became under Liebour, when scousers could sit around and home all day, sponging off workers, blowing other people’s money on booze and ciggies, and constantly moaning about that football match thing where some people got squished.

          And ‘Thatcha’ had a hand in that, too, didn’t she?

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          • Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

            Population loss was one of the main results of those years. About 100,000 of us had to emigrate to Bournemouth and other South Coast resorts.

            We were about as popular there as the Bulgarian and Romanian Roma will be.

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      • 102
        Mine d'Boggles says:

        I didn’t know a ship could be “fascist” – an interesting idea. Was the Belgrano a fascist when she was the USS Phoenix? A survivor of Pearl Harbour?

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    • 61
      THIS isn't Cameron's "Belgrano Moment"..it's the moment he destroys the Tory party says:

      “The Belgrano Moment” was actually the deciding moment in the Falklands Conflict in 1982…it was when the World(and Argentina)realised that Thatcher was absolutely serious when she said that the Falklands would be re-taken.

      It made Thatcher immensely popular and enabled her to go on to achieve election victory in 1983

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      • 134
        As More Correctly says:

        The illegal sinking of the Belgrano (an out-of-date warship from WW2) certainly was the deciding moment. Until then, there was a chance of a peaceful settlement – something Thatcher wanted to avoid. For a short war, far away, was likely to lead to an election victory at home.

        And the reply of the Iron Lady to the start of the war – and the likely loss of life? “Just Rejoice!”

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    We are all in this together says:

    Monogamy cannot now be denied, cousins marrying, brothers and sisters, mum and son, dad and daughter, mum and daughter, dad and son, never forget the grandparents either! goodness me the floodgates will be opened.

    Trollope would be disgusted.

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    albacore says:

    Dave’s done all he could to get himself dropped
    Must be frit that otherwise he’ll be popped
    It’s true, the times, they ain’t arf a-changing
    The old colour scheme needs rearranging
    Check the guy on the right of the cartoon
    Guess we’ll be getting an O’Bummer soon

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    Sir Wiiliam says:

    Who’s it supposed to be?

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  20. 31
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Breaking News Camoron commits suicide ! (Political that is)
    While supporting gay marriage ,he has divorced himself from the tory party

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Cameron : When it comes to gay marriage , I’m “Up there with them”

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    • 69
      Objectivity says:

      Gays pay tax, serve in the armed forces, etc. So why not equal rights? It could have been you or I that were gay, so how would you feel if you were gay, and what would you want?
      Gay people are human beings.
      We all have to look at the issue objectively.

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      • 90
        bergen says:

        Objectively civil partnerships create the same rights as civil marriages. It was a classic Great British Compromise giving the gay community the rights that they sought whilst keeping the title seperate , mainly to protect religious rights and sentiment.

        Cameron is supposedly an intelligent man but it is difficult to believe it from the almighty horlicks he’s made of this.

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      • 92
        Judge Judge says:

        Ever Heard of Civil partnerships?

        Well if you haven’t then realise just one thing. They give homosexuals greater rights in the Law than hetrosexuals.

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      • 94
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

        “so how would you feel if you were gay, and what would you want?”

        I would want to keep quiet about it and not keep ramming it down the throat of the nation !

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      • 136
        Anonymous says:

        A reasonable comment. Problem is, the folks on this site are not that strong on reasonable.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Well he’s neither going to lose nor gain votes with this nonsense so what is he doing it for?

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    • 65
      Dave isn't bothered.about Tory Head bangers on the right says:

      To rub the Tory Party right wingers and the majority of the “Old Guard” noses in it….AND because he can. He’s daring Tory back bench rebels to feck off to UKIP….he knows that they won’t though …cos’ they’re all basically too “frit” to in the end…they’re all hot-air and bluster

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    Mr Bercow. Addresses. Mr Berrcow!!! says:

    The pair is both charged with perverting the course of justice relating to a speeding offence in 2003. They will appear at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

    It is alleged that between March 12 2003 and May 21 2003, Pryce, of Crescent Grove, Clapham, south London, falsely informed police that she was the driver of the car so Huhne could avoid prosecution.

    The events which led to the charges date back to March 2003 when Huhne’s car was allegedly caught by a speed camera on the motorway between Stansted Airport and London.

    The allegations emerged in 2011 after Huhne’s 26-year-old marriage to Pryce had ended the previous year when he admitted an affair with PR adviser Carina Trimingham.

    Huhne, from Dutton Lane, Eastleigh, Hants, remains the Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh and vowed to fight the charges.

    http://www.london24.com/news/court/chris_huhne_speeding_points_trial_to_start_today_1_1857548

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  24. 38
    Chris Huhne Is Silent Today says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    where the blind lead says:

    Canada suffered under loony left then loonier social democrat(conservative) regimes and the people finally got rid of them and elected a sensible government and they have gone from strength to strength and have a thriving economy. We in the UK suffered a loony left regime followed by a social democrat bucket of sludge, lets hope this is the straw that breaks the camels back and leads to the electorate ditching the liblabcon.

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  26. 42
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Is this classed as a “private members bill”?

    Camoron has hit “cock Bottom”

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  27. 50
    Raving Loon says:

    I think we’ve got this all wrong. Dave is actually a Labour spy sent to destroy the Tories from within.

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  28. 63
    Toby Helm says:

    I’m going to give Chris Huhne a mention.

    There I’ve done it.

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  29. 64
    Loopy Lou says:

    If marriage is such a marvelous institution bringing with it monumental benefits then why oh why are Conservative MPs going around trying to get the taxpayer to pay subsidies to couples.

    It is madness I tell you.

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  30. 67
    ROFL says:

    I can’t tell where I is yet, let alone who they are

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  31. 81
    Taxfodder says:

    Poor old Dave….will he ever learm?

    Obviously thought this one would be a push over promise he could deliver on…

    Sadly the Bigot Brigade are out in force and Dave’s on the wrong side again.

    Will he ever learn…..best stick to what you do best Dave..robbing pensioners and pensions and giving the cash to french farmers…

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    • 84
      The Bigger Bigot. says:

      This is where the pro homosexual wedlock sirens are going wrong. To call someone a bigot because they believe in an institution that has stood the test of thousands of years is in effect bigotry.

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    • 128
      Anonymous says:

      Well said lets hope the grey vote come out big style and give the tories the thrashing they deserve, but make sure the vote goes to UKIP to undermine Liebor and Limp dicks.
      It always amazed me after paying in for forty years our representatives are intent on making sure we get nothing out, fly in from (name the country) and you are taxied to the nearest benefit office.
      Roll on the revolution.

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      • 129
        Mr Quelch says:

        I heartily concur Mr Anonymous – this grey (not grey – baldish would be more accurate) voter will be probably be doing as you suggest.
        On second thoughts , no, I’ve had enough of the lot of them : bu***r them all to bu**ery. None of these riff-raff speak for me so I’m not going to dignify them with a vote. At least I won’t have to put up with it much longer : Beelzebub and Hades will be a welcome relief.

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    • 138
      As More Correctly says:

      Robbing pensioners, then giving tax cuts to the ‘upper’ class and poor US coffee outlets.

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  32. 85

    Although the cartoon highlights a corny conception, the political grounding will not lead to any.

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    The Sparrow says:

    Dave was Cock Robin.

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  35. 95
    Bob says:

    Why couldn’t gay marriage be subjected to a referendum if five years time?

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    • 131
      Billericay Dickey says:

      It’s too important to delay – the country is calling for a public celebartion of bumsex.

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  36. 96
    Mitt Moron says:

    As a Moron, I want bigamy legalised as well. Harems are highly desirable.

    What are you views on that request, Dave, Vague, Harpy et al.

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  37. 109
    Welsh activist. says:

    When someone asks you in the future, are you married? will you have to qualify it, ie to a woman, to a man. Will the person asking be put in the potentially awkward position of having to ask. To a woman, to a man?

    Not good.

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  38. 112
    UKIP - The way forward says:

    This is the very first funny and relevant, Rich & Mark cartoon.

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  39. 119
    Owen Jones says:

    I’ll be able to marry my boyfriend now at the local Islington church for homosexuals.

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  40. 121
    Rightallalong says:

    Looking forward to the first Royal Gay Marriage. Will the press pore over the Best Man’s backside ? Will we have a dual monarchy ? Will they have children ? Will the surrogate mother become a princess ? I’m sure Nick Clegg could answer all these questions

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  41. 122
    Dr Evil says:

    Why has DC got such a suicidal deathwish for himself and his party, fannying on about trivia whilst we are on the edge of a tripple dip recession? He’s a loser and this government is toast in 2 years time.

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  42. 123
    michael says:

    Homosexual marriage … how do the govenment expect our Sharia courts to rule in cases of divorce.

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  43. 126
    Tiny Tom says:

    Another day another loony political act ( Gay Marriage ) that will ensure that all right thinking people will desert the ex Tory party in droves. I’m a life long voter for the Tories but never again. My vote goes to UKIP

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  44. 130
    Mr Squeers says:

    It seems that the Notting Hill Noddy is persisting with this “gay marriage” cock-up.

    Perhaps he hadn’t expected a by-election to happen quite so soon, and in a seat (Eastleigh) where UKIP have a fighting chance of winning, if they can attract the traditional Tory vote.

    Bend over, Cameron …

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  45. 132
    petuniabean says:

    They say that most people agree with gay marriage. Well, they haven’t asked me and they haven’t asked anyone that I know, so they are just brainwashing the nation. None of my Conservative friends will ever vote for that party ever again.

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  46. 140
    Anonymous says:

    And split the Tory vote? Nice one!

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