Cartoon: prejudice-protecting-Poots

Cartoon - prejudice-protecting-Poots

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  • sherdy

    And his colleagues around him don’t even have the wit to be embarrassed by his histrionics.

  • Am Ghobsmacht

    “Prejudice: ever present, ever dependable. Always here.”

  • socaire

    If the shoe had been on the other foot, would Sinn Fein have done the same?

  • carl marks

    And in closing minister Poots thanked his colleague’s on the back benches for all their support and the invaluable facts they supplied which was so important in making the decision in this matter.

  • Sp12

    Is he always that awkward speaking in public or was he just rattled? I haven’t seen him speaking in public since he was screaming ‘come on big man’ at Gary McMichael all those years ago.

    He was like someone doing a bad impersonation of someone doing a Crazy Prices style local TV advert.
    If you can’t coordinate your finger pointing with the words coming out of your mouth it’s time to sit down.

  • Sp12

    I should have said, I love the cartoon.

  • cynic2

    He was trying to walk and talk at the same time. Always a dangerous overload situation for an MLA

  • foyle observer

    A petition calling for his resignation has already had more signatures than the number of votes he received.

    Time to walk. Absolutely shameful excuse for a ‘Health Minister’. This man should stick to farming.

  • Greenflag

    “Oh Pootsie what big ears you have ”

    “All the better NOT to listen to you my child ”

    Dumbo Pootsie is a riot no doubt .

    That Sponge in the background looks like truth 😉

  • ThomasPaine

    It’s incredible the DUP do not have someone more competent than him. I mean they do. I am sure they do. They must have. In any normal political party he’d have been de-seleted years ago. He’s worse than Ruane and that says a lot.

    Does anyone remember his appalling performance on the Nolan Show about 10 years ago? When quizzed over a dozen times on whether he would want the vote of a man going out with a 16 year old girl, and his response every time was he wouldn’t want the vote of a man going out with a 16 year old boy. It was Northern Ireland’s very own Paxman/Howard.

    It was on this episode:

    It’s even more amazing he still gets voted in – a sad indictment of the unionist electorate.

    His communication skills are an embarrassment, his intellect is obviously sub par and his vile prejudice is a disgrace – he takes his advice from a 3000 year old book filled with copious amounts of evil.

    Sadly due to how peculiar he looks, a bit like Boris Johnson, he isn’t taken seriously. He should be. Anyone with a semblance of wit would take him and his policies to the cleaners.

    Then again, what real difference would that make?

  • David Crookes

    If it was wicked for a former FIrst Minister to make cracks about the lips of Mr Cowen, is it fine and dandy for clever commentators to make cracks about the ears of Mr Poots?

    Some of these commentators, who would fly up into the rafters at the merest hint of sexism, ageism, or the supremely important orientationism, are behaving in a nakedly pulchritudinist manner.

    Grow up, everyone. If you have to ridicule a man’s body parts, you belong in a school playground.

  • I must be getting old; I can.t figure out which one is “Noddy”.

  • cynic2

    “the invaluable facts”

    So are a lot of them Gay?

  • cynic2

    I assumed Arlene was Snow White

  • carl marks

    cynic2 (profile)

    6 November 2013 at 5:45 pm

    “the invaluable facts”

    “So are a lot of them Gay?”

    Maybe, maybe not, but they help pootsy channel the facts supplied by the Caleb foundation who are of course in direct contact with god.

  • fordprefect

    I’m still laughing, he reminded me of General Melchett in Blackadder Goes Forth, when at Blackadders court martial, Melchett (the judge) screwed his face up in anger and said: “the charges against the FLANDERS PIGEON MURDERER are as follows”.

  • Comrade Stalin


    If the shoe had been on the other foot, would Sinn Fein have done the same?

    Not to defend SF, but probably not. There were plenty of opportunities during 2009/10 where they could have stood up and said all sorts of things about the DUP leader and his wife. As I recall Martin McGuinness shook hands with Peter Robinson (for the first time) and offered his sympathies and support.

    There is of course no equivalence between what happened then what Adams did with respect to his brother; but the opportunity to create mischief was certainly there.

    In a wider sense I continue to find the DUP’s performance in general very disappointing. The conduct of the party in the chamber the other day was a shameful spectacle to be putting on at any time, let alone while people like Richard Haass are looking on. Poots often speaks intelligently but he is unable to disguise his personal biases and clearly allows them to inform his decisions. In the Belfast Telegraph he was reported as saying that the court decisions against him are an attack on Christianity, which shows that he finally seems to concede that the decision on blood donors was nothing to do with science.

  • Greenflag

    “which shows that he finally seems to concede that the decision on blood donors was nothing to do with science.”

    So Pootsie is a PD ? Pre Darwinian ? Does he believe the Earth goes around the Sun ?

    As to the cartoon Pootsie or should that be Poopsie is not the only big eared cartoon .Perhaps the cartoonist was trying to sublimely suggest that for all their ears the DUP are just not listening .Sounds right to me .

    Not the funniest cartoon but up there for timing .

  • babyface finlayson

    “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
    “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,”…Matthew 11 v 15, 16.