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@brianjohnspencr has posted 129 times (4 in the last month).

Cartoon – Mission accomplished

Mon 14 April 2014, 3:08pm
Martin McGuinness, caricature, Brian John Spencer

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Cartoon – The Statesman

Tue 8 April 2014, 9:49am
Martin McGuinness polticial cartoon, Brian John Spencer

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Live Drawing the Green Party conference

Mon 31 March 2014, 1:22pm
Green Party Conference, Brian John Spencer

Tweet   The leader’s speech. Taking a firm line on developers, planners and non-disclosure of party-donations.   Current councillor John Barry (@CllrJohnBarry) and council candidate Clare Bailey (@ClareBaileyGPNI):     Green Party candidate for Balmoral Elli Kontorravdis (@EKontorravdis): And onto Ross Brown and that cartoon: Make sure you read or listen to Ross Brown’s (@voterossbrown) story […] more »

The Alliance Conference in cartoons

Mon 24 March 2014, 1:17pm
Alliance Conference 2014, Live Drawing, Brian John Spencer

Tweet Here’s a selection of cartoons and sketches etched out during the Alliance conference, including some renderings of Alliance’s new generation of politicians.                                        Judith Cochrane MLA (above) introduced a selection of the youthful candidates who will be […] more »

Live drawing #TweetupNI (and with Ian Knox)

Fri 14 March 2014, 4:31pm

Tweet Local tweeters give Ellen and the Oscars a #TweetUpNI selfie. David McCann kicked proceedings off at around 8pm with a healthy turnout. #tweetupni @dcmbfs kicks off the tweetup in McHughs — Alan in Belfast (@alaninbelfast) March 13, 2014   Derek McCallan from @NI_LGA launched #participate14.Then the mayor spoke:   Belfast Lord Mayor @newbelfast addressing @sluggerotoole #tweetupni […] more »

Cartoon – Hear Nesbitt roar!

Tue 18 February 2014, 2:05pm
Mike Nesbitt, Edwin Poots cartoon, Brian John Spencer

Tweet   <div data-boourl=”” ><a href=””>listen to ‘UUP leader Mike Nesbitt says &quot;Poots must go&quot; #BBCNolan’ on Audioboo</a></div><script type=”text/javascript”>(function() { var po = document.createElement(“script”); po.type = “text/javascript”; po.async = true; po.src = “”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();</script> Not like we haven’t heard it before.       more »

Cartoon – ‘The admitted …’

Sat 15 February 2014, 12:51pm
brian john spencer cartoon the admitted

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Cartoon – Liquidity crisis

Tue 11 February 2014, 8:30pm
Enda Kenny cartoon, Brian John Spencer

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Cartoon – Hanging by a thread

Mon 10 February 2014, 8:20pm
Gerry Adams caricature, Brian John Spencer

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Cartoon – With friends like these

Fri 7 February 2014, 4:10pm
Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, Brian John Spencer

Tweet   Who needs enemies? And of course it’s been said:  “I fear the real danger for Unionism lies not in what our opponents would seek to do to us but in what we do to ourselves.”   more »

Latest comments from @brianjohnspencr (see all)

@brianjohnspencr has commented 17 times (0 in the last month).

  1. Comment on “A lot of Northern Irish funding rewards bad behaviour” (with few positive outcomes)
    on 3 May 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Perhaps instead of saying a two speed peace process we should say we have a happy and free flowing highway on one side that is flanked by a putrid and landlocked gulley.

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  2. Comment on Dublin 1982: What a difference thirty odd years makes?
    on 1 April 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I’ll never forget going down to Abbeyglen Castle Hotel for my summer holidays in 1994 and 1995. The core memory remains for me the roads – how winding they were – and the cars that were on those roads.

    And of the cars I remember distinctly that it was opel where it was normally vauxhall and that the cars where as Mick has said, a lot older. I remember especially that there were a lot of really old fiestas.

    It wasn’t 30 odd years ago, it was just under 20 years ago and even that time period has witnessed a massive change.

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  3. Comment on “If working class loyalists … don’t decide to politicise and to tackle the political system then they’ll be left behind”
    on 5 December 2012 at 11:46 pm

    You don’t just politicise a demographic, you need to completely overhaul their perspective of life and how they are to contribute to society – at the heart of which are three words… Education, education and again education… The information rich have aspiration… Sadly there’s not a great deal of aspiration in these communities beyond aspiring for the weekend…

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  4. Comment on Comment on the Week: Is the Church of England facing a crisis?
    on 25 November 2012 at 2:00 pm

    should have put a bishop’s hat on Merkel… ooh hindsight..

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  5. Comment on Barclays: perverting the course of financial affairs – cartoon (18)
    on 3 July 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I know what you mean Mick, was struggling to work how to paint the thousand words that I wanted to say, so just went loose with it and tried to portray how those individuals responsible, operating under Bob Diamond’s watch, acted so very inappropriately…

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  6. Comment on Tom Elliott: Mutiny Aboard H.M.S UUP
    on 9 March 2012 at 8:26 pm

    “The Fermanagh-South Tyrone MLA said people in the party had been working against him over the last number of days and weeks.”

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  7. Comment on Miliband
    on 8 January 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Labour Twitter twats…your captions please!

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  8. Comment on Dr. U-Turn
    on 8 January 2012 at 5:38 pm

    lack of internet access delayed uploading this piece which has covered last weeks news

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  9. Comment on Autocue!
    on 3 January 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Your captions please!

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