Fracking hell…

Imagine if our climate was destabilised by greenhouse gas emissions and severe weather events erupted all over the world, trashing crops, wiping out wildlife and killing people… Imagine the international response was nothing more meaningful than a promise to maybe keep discussing the problem, generating more hot air… And the national response was to bury our collective heads in the … Read More

Thatcherism

I don’t remember this happening before. When a UK politician dies, I don’t remember them being elevated to the status of royalty. I don’t ever recall a ¬£10million public funeral with full military honours , Parliament being recalled for an entire day of eulogising and a nice fat expenses cheque for each MP. When Winston Churchill died, Parliament dedicated half … Read More

In Memoriam (Thatcherism part II)

Yesterday was great. I was up, on my computer, and had compiled (well, recycled) a topical cartoon blog post by 10.30 am. Leaving me a whole day to get on with my actual work of graphic novel writing. Then the news breaks that Mrs Thatcher has died. Which is cartoon gold. I bring you the following image in solemn remembrance … Read More

This is actually, all my fault.

I get¬†slapped awake every weekday morning by the Today programme outlining some latest Government outrage. And what I find hardest about it all, everything, the true horror of it is… I voted for this. Blame me. I voted Lib Dem. No! I really did! I was mysteriously overwhelmed with optimism at the last election, that we were on the brink … Read More

Blood for oil

These two cartoons, unfortunately, never get old.            

…this isn’t news.

I spent eleven days with the International Solidarity Movement in Jerusalem and the West Bank in 2002. I am not about to claim that this gave me a thorough knowledge of the conflict there, but it did give me a snapshot of life in an occupied nation. The bureaucratic complexity of Palestinian oppression by the Israeli state really hit home. … Read More