December 9th, 2013

Rich’s Monday Morning View


  1. 1
    Cecil B DeMiliband says:


    • 26
      The Court of Public Opinion says:

      After taking the site offline and now this insult, Gui do’s definitely had his ‘Ratner moment’.

      • 27
        P. Doff says:

        Agreed – infantile.

      • 88
        Nelson Horatio Hornblower Madiba. says:

        Some really limp wristed comments about this cartoon being too strong. Have any of you bothered watching some of the so called funny or clever comedians and satirists that are on MSM such as the BBC? If you want disgusting or insulting just have a quick look for what passes as entertainment after 9.00 pm on the dear old Beeb’. If this was a drawing of George Osborne bonking a tart while high on the Columbian marching powder im sure the lefty crowd would find it hilarious. Because its a heavy “handed” (geddit!) swipe at lefty then it suddenly becomes unacceptable. Now isnt that a surprise!

      • 172
        Club of Rome says:

        Yeah it’s pretty grim. But the fact is the shadow chancellor (and ex-actual chancellor) did use “that word” in public, about a matter of gravity to the state (i.e. the appointment of the shadow chancellor).

        Should the actual meaning of his own words be brought out in satire? Hell, YES!

    • 40
      Press Gazette reader says:

      This man does give a toss and is worthy of wider praise.

    • 48
      John Bellingham says:

      Absolutely pathetic. I am all for fourth-form humour, but this is primary school lavatory stuff. It is not serious satire.

    • 56
      Not Very Bright Are You says:
    • 57
      Satchi says:

      Why isn’t the original cartoon up for sale?

    • 103
      Selohesra says:

      Thought I’d stumbled across the Viz website by accident

  2. 2
    kmc says:

    It’s a cross between Peter Purvis and Stan from American Dad? Hopefully trying to open a TetraPak of milk.

  3. 3
    well chuffed says:


    • 142
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Well it will be Ian Doughnut Smith’s turn late this afternoon to explain why after his flagship policy cannot be fully implemented until 2017 and is on hold after spending hundreds if millions of pounds, he won’t get into a dither like Ballsie, he will bluster and blame everyone else bar himself.

  4. 4

    Totally gross,unfunny, public urinal “humour”. Balls may be the Great Satan but this cartoon belittles the artist and the Blog more than the unspeakable demagogue it targets. A spectacular own goal.

    • 6
      Mr Harman's Dry Fap Fest says:

      Oh do fuck off and get some bbc you felching copraphiliac

    • 33
      Builder Joe says:

      Oh!, you mean it’s a load of rubbish, why didn’t you say so, gobbildy gook words are confusing first thing in the morning.

      • 145
        Psyche the Dog says:

        Well are we agreed then, the usual doggie doos Monday morning “cartoon”, well time to consign it to room 101 then. Still it does get everyone in the right mood griping at everyone and everything political, by the way has the editor of this blog not used his Motty Botty on this cartoon.

  5. 5
    Resign says:

    Oh dear. What rubbish.

  6. 7
    Kebab Time says:

    So thats the whale sperm Dave selling…..

  7. 8
    Popeye says:

    Balls is truly pathetic and it shows so well.
    He must be a real glutton for punishment.
    Still refusing to accept the blame for his and the other financial illiterate Ed for being in the Brown team that created the mess this country is in.

    • 37
      Burlington Bertie from down the boozer says:

      All that is probably true. However, his main point, that the cost of living is rising and has hit poor and middle income people hard, is IMHO, correct. Setting aside political parties, the political class have shown that they will protect banks whatever the cost to the ordinary people who have to work to pay tax for the elites to piss away as they see fit.

      • 96
        Anonymous says:

        And of course, labour Balls and Milliband did not put us in this situation that they no howl at the moon about
        Glad we got that cleated

      • 130
        Anonymous says:

        Please feck off back to the Grauniad,do you really think Balls and co give a monkeys about anything except getting back in ? who are these “ordinary people” anyway ? we have just given £30,000,000 to children in need and £20,000,000 to the DEC which suggests there arent many “ordinary people out there, they are all doing ok, stop patronising us !!

        • 148
          Burlington Bertie from down the boozer says:

          Sadly, you need to ‘feck off’ back to primary school to learn to read. I support no party or faction, I despise all of the political class.

          I have never read more than the occassional Polly Fuckwit article in the Gruaniad but have rarely had to finish it as I have laughed out loud sufficiently within the first couple of lines.

          I am an ordinary service pensioner whose standard of living is being hit hard by the effects of food price inflation and by the ‘invisible’ flat rate tax that is ‘quantitive easing’ – or forgery. What children in this country are in need of is better parenting, which none of the politicians have the guts to say or do anything about. I don’t know what the DEC is but I’m buggered if I see that giving away 20 mil of other peoples money should be something to admire in the political gangs.

          The fundamental problem this country faces is that too many people who work to get money to provide for themselves and their families are having too much taken from them by a small group of very rich people to give to others who will not or cannot work. The latter I have sympathy for.

          Rather than take sides as you do, in such a rude way, the people of this country would be better off to despise them all equally for the arrogant, ignorant, greedy and unprincipled arseholes they all are in the political system.

          So stick that up your opinionated and ignorant sphincter and swivel, shit for brains!

          (Strong message follows)

    • 149
      Psyche the Dog says:

      ” financial illiterate Ed for being in the Brown team that created the mess this country is in.” contrary to that, Balls was actually highly qualified in economics (maybe not common sense) if he was Brown’s adviser on economic issues, judging by Brown’s out bursts as reported here and elsewhere, would Brown really have just taken the advice with a pinch of salt, he would rather take the advice of those nice banker bosses who did not want any controls on their lending practices but were too big to fail, the state took the hit and Brown took the blame.

      • 155
        they don't like it up 'em says:

        Anything that pokes fun at this red-faced economic moron
        is to be welcomed.

  8. 9
    broderick crawford says:



  9. 10
    Dr Faustus says:

    What a very strange image – surely a minor political own goal?

  10. 12
    Ctesibius says:

    Perhaps being such a two-dimensional and unfunny person makes such a two-dimensional and unfunny cartoon apposite.

  11. 13
    Purbeck says:

    The humour of a 13 year old.

    • 36
      Doctors cover up says:

      ….Dear select committee,could you ask IDS, “How many people on benefit are their as a result of Medical Negligence please.?”…And are they treated like shit or respectfully,by ATOS?

      • 134
        Anonymous says:

        Plus how many are on benefits who shouldnt be ? you know because they are frauds. 40 years back pain and 14 kids type of person, you know ?

        • 144
          Doctors cover up says:

          …..OK, ….Show your evidence as it is a myth conveniently put about and apart from the occasi onal fraud,no not mp,s,doctors sign off people with back injuries,so,blame them…..

      • 169
        Iain George Smith says:

        ATOS are shit.

    • 71
      Lord Duckhouse of Pondlife says:

      That’s a bit rough on 13-year-olds, but point taken.

  12. 14

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday followed by Broke On Arse Thursday

    MILLIONS of consumers are regretting their actions on the brokest day of the year.

    Across the UK, big spenders are sitting with their head in their hands, wishing they hadn’t got themselves in the shit again.

    Joseph Turner of Nottingham said: “I was up at 4am for Black Friday but for Broke On Arse Thursday I haven’t slept a wink.

    “Thanks to going a bit mad on electrical equipment I’ve been charged £250 for returned direct debits, £500 for an unauthorised overdraft and £280 for missing a loan payment.

    “Those are crazy, crazy prices that I just can’t ignore.”

    A spokesman for the UK Banking Association said: “Don’t worry if you missed out this time – further exorbitant charges are available right through the month, and just wait until we double the interest on your credit card in January.”

    • 41
      The New Messiah says:

      Aren’t some people so bloody mind-blowingly stupid whre money is concerned? Is it just greed or something else that makes people spend money they don’t have and then struggle to pay back. Maybe someone should put that question to Gordon Brown and Ed Balls.

      • 76
        Hugh Janus says:

        When in debt and technically bankrupt just borrow more and keep spending. We all knew it was madness, except those who spouted this crap.

        • 161
          Psyche the Dog says:

          Hugh you are correct there, funnily enough the ones that seem to get themselves into uncontrolled debt seem to be in so called professional jobs, not for necessities but for things that they do not really need, and of course there are the ones who just want to get by but their income is not enough to live on and those that just like getting into debt and trying to persuade them not to is just a waste of time.

      • 135
        Anonymous says:

        With a certain type of person they feel entitled to all the latest stuff and then whinge when they realise they have spent money they dont have. When did it happen that people became so stupid with money ?

    • 100
      Anonymous says:

      Actually that is correct. Follow Balls and just borrow more. It never stops anazing me at how the left have ir both ways. While tellinf us people are desperate and living on credit which is outrageous the shadow front bench and Balls espouse that very situation for the national finances.
      The left and Labout only interested in power for themselves

  13. 15
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    You pay peanuts, you get monkeys – since when has £74k been a ‘huge salary’ ?? 300 MPs on £120k rather 650 on £74k would be a better plan.

  14. 16
    Naff says:


  15. 17
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    “Corruption is one amongst many challenges that we face in Westminster Village,” says Prime Minister David Cameron.

  16. 18
    a non says:

    Another indecipherable cartoon from Rich.
    Is it Nelson?

  17. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear, yes, that’s the Dinosaur Problem. Perhaps he could ask Yvette to help.

  18. 21
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Bovvered ?? Am I bovvered ? Does this face look bovvered ?

  19. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Add ‘utterly revolting’ to ‘woefully unfunny’.

  20. 24
    Geordie BBC Leftwit says:

    Day 6 in the Mandela House and flatmates are looking for $10M in used notes

    • 44
      Del Trotter from Nelson Mandela house says:

      This time next year he’ll be a saint.

    • 87
      John Bellingham says:

      Ahem. In 1989 the regular stipends from Moscow had dried up and the ANC relied on rock concerts and charity collections from “useful idiots” in order to buy guns and basic supplies of car tyres, petrol and matches. Then the sky opened and Dear Nelson received US$60 million from President Suharto of Indonesia and US$20 million from that nice Mr Gaddafi in 1992, as well as well documented smaller sums from European governments and key businesses such as Anglo-American and the Premier Group. The ANC possibly had as much as US$150 million sloshing around “spare”. As the Reserve Bank maintained currency control at the time and would have insisted that offshore money be converted to Rands, the cash was “parked” on the advice of Chris Balls, former CEO of First National Bank, much of it in Guernsey, but also in Mauritius and the BVI.
      While the late Oliver Tambo’s cheque for GBP100 bounced in 1992, he was able to buy 14 Killarney Road for ZAR 1.6 million cash in 1993, furnish it for a further ZAR500k. Nelson, Chris, Thabo, Tokyo, Mac, Jo and the rest of the team had similar lucky breaks even before they got their hands on taxpayers’ money.
      US$10 million in used notes under the floorboards at 12th Ave. Houghton? Try US$100 million!

      • 107
        Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

        Well said John.Mandela and the ANC were terrorists and they lead a country that is a Kleptocracy riddled with corruption and nepotism.

        • 125
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          If South Africa gets any worse it’ll end up like Britain :-)

          • Anonymous says:

            Thats actually a stupid comment, how many people get shot here if their Father thinks they are “stealing” his car, or their girlfriend goes to the bathroom during the night ? the country is appalling.

          • geordieboy says:

            If you pay a few bob you can get your wife murdered there.

  21. 25
    JH32-0945-034956234 says:


    Just shit.

    Often the Monday morning effort is amusingly shit in some way.

    But this is just shit.

  22. 29
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    But, as promised, your energy bills would be lower…….

    • 47
      The New Messiah says:

      Looks like lessons have not been learned from Venezuela.

    • 65
      bergen says:

      Ed obviously hankers for the Soviet economic model where prices are low but items are unavailable.

      He’s Michael Foot without the charm, decency and essential love of his country.

  23. 30
    Anonymous says:

    A must-follow blog, normally. This, vile.

  24. 31
    The blind leading the lost braindead to nirvana says:

    Today’s bBBC words are “gender stereotypes”, political correctness still running it’s ugly course and destroying the country, I wonder do they have a university course on political correctness, I know Liverpool John Moores have one on the Beatles

    • 73
      Don't misuse apostrophes says:

      *its, not it’s

    • 81
      The British media are cunts says:

      Why would females want to study hard subjects? Studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Meeja Studies and Gender Studies already gets them the top jobs in every industry going.

  25. 32
    Village Idiot says:

    …Not worthy of comment,revolting!!!
    …….”While the discreet advise the fool doth his business”…(Herbert.Jacula Prudentum.)

  26. 34

    A bit on the edge, but fits to Old Chairs ‘n Stalls donnit?

  27. 35
    Anonymous says:

    This is feral

  28. 38
    and today's subject is says:

    Watch him on tv for at least 5 mins yesterday on Sky, I think Balls doesn’t do himself any good, he comes off as nervous, anxious, dodgy and a good house painter, he’s a whitewash expert, would you buy a used car from him, besides my missus says he’s a load of balls.

    • 141
      Anonymous says:

      Balls has always been dreadful, i dont know how he keeps his shadow job as he must lose them votes every time he opens his mouth, oh wait !

  29. 39
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Who is that supposed to be?, but Bart Simpson spotted in semen stain.

  30. 42
    Own Goal says:

    Guido about time Rich was left to his own comics.

  31. 43
    The're all in it together says:

    That’s what Mp’s are doing in the face of every British tax payer
    By awarding themselves an £11,000 pay rise

    A long slow painful Death to all of them

  32. 45
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Who is that supposed to be?, but Bart Simpson spotted. Redactions could lead to Silent Bob.

  33. 49
    Clown (Ex Swivel-Eyed Loon) says:

    After a few drinks maybe, Monday morning, I feel ill.

  34. 50
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:


    • 61
      Domino's Pizza is a speed merchant says:

      There’s a Domino’s Pizza in our town now. And some poxy old frog car with a neon light on the top saying Dominos Pizza races around at a frightening speed. I assume the driver is of Italian blood and gives his old banger and Italian tune up every evening. Which reminds me, I must phone the plod, at their call center 200 miles away as members of the public are no longer allowed to visit cop- shops unless wearing hand-cuffs.

      • 105
        bergen says:

        Our local Domino’s sometimes employs some poor sod to dress in a gorilla outfit and stand on a roundabout with a placard in all weathers.

        It is said that there is dignity in labour but it must be very marginal in his case.

    • 62
      Domino's Pizza is a speed merchant says:

      There’s a Domino’s Pizza in our town now. And some poxy old frog car with a neon light on the top saying Dominos Pizza races around at a frightening speed. I assume the dr1ver is of Italian blood and gives his old banger and Italian tune up every evening. Which reminds me, I must phone the plod, at their call center 200 miles away as members of the public are no longer allowed to visit cop- shops unless wearing hand-cuffs.

    • 83
      The New Messiah says:

      They could always pay their staff more. But so much easier to get cheap labour from abroad than pay English people a decent wage. This is where the left are so fucking idiotic. They want higher wages but mass immigration as well. The two are incompatible.

    • 85
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Your pizzas are shit, your wages are shit and you talk shit. (IMHO).

    • 91
      Pizza Like Your Moma Used to Make says:

      What she fails to mention is that Domino’s operates on a zero hours contract policy and that the hours though unsocial and indeed given where you’ll be delivering this ‘pizza’ anti-social there is no compensation in the wages. You do get free ‘pizza’ off them but to be honest would you want it?
      A perfect example of the ‘no-tech’ job market of the UK where the majority of the staff only earn the minimum wage and then have to claim ‘tax credits’ to top it up. Ideal for transient immigrants who also claim benefits at the same time.

      • 117
        Unforseen Consequences (At least I hope they were unforseen) says:

        Yep. Tax credits are in all but name taxpayer funded wages top up and allow employers to source the cheapest labour possible.

        Now which bright spark dreamed them up? And why hasn’t Dave repealed them?

    • 115
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Advertise the jobs by showing some of the cam girls that answer the door naked to pizza delivery guys and you’ll have a queue a mile long for those 1000 jobs :-)

      • 151
        Ethel of Purley says:

        I once was silly enough to go to Mc donalds in Trafalgar square, fully staffed by immigrants, for the first time in my life i had the shits and retching for 3 days, that can’t be a coincidence can it, that’s what I got for breaking my lifetime rule of never frequenting fast food or filthy takeaway joints that are staffed by people who wipe their arses with one hand and eat with the other.

  35. 52
    MP in Disguise says:

    OK I give up.

    Who is it meant to be?

  36. 53
    Mr Kipling says:

    Goodness, what a bad tempered start to the week! Calm down everyone, cheer up, have a nice cup of tea.

  37. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, it’s 8.38. Wake up and smell the smell!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tell Rich that even broadminded folk like nellnewman would baulk at this!!

  38. 55
    The're all in it together says:

    52% of landlords now say they won’t even consider letting a property to people on housing benefits after the introduction of universal credit
    It has nothing to do with universal credit , it’s the fact that they are sick of shelling out thousands of pounds refurbishing their properties after the scruffy bastards have wrecked it and moved out

    • 59
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      Ban landlords. Property is theft.

    • 70
      Labour's supporters are subhuman filth says:

      A fairly new ‘social house’ near me was repossessed a month or so ago and it took a team of men several days to clear all the crap inside and they’re still trying to make it habitable. If I was a landlord I wouldn’t rent anything to benefit-claiming chav scum.

    • 153
      Landlord says:

      I don’t think the proportion refusing DSS claimants has changed actually. It’s just a politically motivated blame game as usual. Nobody with good property rents to DSS claimants. And it wouldn’t be any different if the rents were paid directly to the landlord, instead of councils choosing to pay the total to the claimant.

  39. 58
    Too far too fast says:

    I don’t get it. Why’s he spilled his breakfast yoghurt everywhere?

  40. 60
    Jack Dromy says:

    Yuk. He’s white.

  41. 64
    A Rally? Bring Chave Mobile says:
    • 72
      Labour's supporters are subhuman filth says:

      13th is a Friday – has he got the day off work?

    • 93
      Mitch says:

      Without alcohol Brick Lane would be deserted.

    • 109
      Anonymous says:

      The most important aspect of the Shariah is that it will bring success. In this life those that adhered to the Shariah found great success. In the past they advanced in all levels and fields such as medicine, science, maths, technology and became leading nations. In the hereafter they will be successful as God will be pleased with those who followed his divine way of life. They will reach the pinnacle of success – paradise.

  42. 67
    Shameless says:

    Another 11% and still don’t turn up for work. Money for old rope – the sheep have learned nothing.

  43. 68
    the footwork is failing says:

    Sadly this so called cartoon won’t give people a laugh, as people are already laughing at Balls himself, he’s been targeted by others for destruction, that slippery pole is tiring him, looks as if the dreams he has of him and his missus, knocking number ten and eleven Downing strasse into one have been dashed,

  44. 75
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    The cartoon reminded me of those embarrassing British exports, like Piers Morgan and pig semen.

  45. 77
    The British media are cunts says:

    What we can’t see is it’s the entire male population of the BBC giving him the hand job.

    • 90
      And the band played... says:

      BBC Top News Item

      Some patients taken by ambulance to A&E departments are waiting in the vehicle for much longer than the recommended 15 minutes, with one case involving a six-hour delay, figures show.

      Data for ambulance services in England, Scotland and Wales, obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act, suggest Wales had the longest waits.

      No doubt “obtained via the Labour Party

      • 106
        Anonymous says:

        If its Wales then thats Labour controlled and nothing to do with Westminster
        Safe in their hands though

        • 156
          Peter Hain says:

          Sorry, can’t help. In the SA sun at the moment mourning my friend Nel*son. I may be back next spring.

      • 116
        The NHS has been failing for years despite ALL the money thrown at it and the Tory Plans won't work says:

        What’s new in my local hospital(in England) THIS is was happening in 2012 and all through 2013. There is on average 5/6 hour wait in most A & E depts with people on trolleys and ambulances backed up unable to unload patients

    • 118
      The most amusing claim ever says:

      An eminent US Physician tok a poll of adult males and fond 96% admitted to masturbating regularly….he was asked what these figures signified…he replied 4% of males are liars

  46. 82
    The're all in it together says:

    Ed Balls Spunking away yet more tax payers money

    • 84
      One-term Dave says:

      Quite so, old bean! Don’t let them back in, that’s what I say, what what.

      Must dash – got to send another £57,000,000 to the EU, like I do every morning.

      Tally ho!

  47. 98
    Hapless Brien says:

    I bet he doesn’t buy salad cream at Aldis.

  48. 101
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I keep a lot of shit to myself, but it’s for the best though.

  49. 102
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    I think we can all agree Balls is a tosser but I don’t really want to see it graphically represented on screen.

  50. 104
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    But this is a family blog… :-)

  51. 113
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    We must keep Balls in his job then Liebor have no chance of winning the next election,Cameron isnt much good but imagine Milliband,Abbott,Reeves,Burnham and wee Dougie!

  52. 114

    I would humbly suggest that Margaret Thatcher would have attributed this clear shortcoming to the Wets.

  53. 122
    Wise advice, ignored by the stupid says:
    • 126
      Hey Claire says:

      Who needs retweets when you can post on here? Clever ( ish ).

      And don’t worry, you’re not posh.

  54. 127
    The're all in it together says:

    Ed Balls “White washes” over his expenses

  55. 128
    Vazeline® - The Slipperiest Substance On The Planet says:

    For a more blissful “cum face” I always recommend heavy use of the second most slipperiest substance on the planet.


  56. 129

    Lord Puttnam: Labour handed Tories ‘gift’ by selecting Ed Miliband over David to be leader – Telegraph

    He sees a Lab led coalition but, interestingly, does not mention UKIP once. Myopic.

  57. 132
    Fluffertastic says:

    Knowing the man, even his cumshot will be fake, apparently Gaviscon is his favourite.

  58. 165
    Anonymous says:

    That is an image that will leave mental scars – pass the mind bleach!

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