Cartoon – Spencer on Tuesday

Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein, George Osborne cartoon

George Osborne set corporation tax on the condition that talks be resolved and fiscal responsibility be shown. A ‘Peace Fund’ sweetener is on the table too. Sinn Fein has counter-conditioned with a “shopping list” of demands. Here’s this weeks cartoon offering in response to events.

Thanks to the Firemen for photoshop work.

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  • Ernekid

    The art works getting better Brian. Is there any chance of you getting your cartoons in a local paper like the Irish News?

  • sean treacy

    As Gerry would say : “Brian who?”

  • chrisjones2

    Why? You sort of miss the NEw Media point

  • PaulT

    Don’t actually think Adams has been involved in the talks, but, regardless Nolan was funnier this morning, surely the comedy is found on the unionist side at the moment, well outside the slugger bubble it is……….

  • Am Ghobsmacht

    Aw wait, done it again….

  • chrisjones2

    How naiive thinking Conor will be let out on his own on this.

    Gerry is standing aloof as this is all beneath him now but he will be ready to imperiously comment in due course and allocate blame when it collapses

    If he thought it would succeed he’d be there for de optics

  • chrisjones2

    I assumed the woman in the dress was Arlene after her performance on Spotlight not Mary Lou

  • PaulT

    “How naiive thinking Conor will be let out on his own on this”

    Conor is more than capable, and lets be honest the way it’s falling apart for unionism – the hilarious Nolan show this morning with DUP mlas one, praising the progress made on marching and the other denying marching was ever discussed, not to mention the TUV and UKIP doing their own marching – it really is just SF and the Tories, who are also falling apart.

    Don’t think you understand the difficulty facing SF trying to do business when every party they are dealing with is shipping votes and have leaders about to get the sack, be it DUP, Tories or FG.

    Sometimes success is difficult too Chris

  • chrisjones2

    Yeah .Even Sinead O Connor wants to join – if Gerry will resign to make way for a Socialst

  • barnshee

    “Conor is more than capable, ”

    His capability is ahem –well hidden

    Counting on the economic illiteracy of his “flock” and/or
    wilfully blind to the reality of the subvention or —ignorant of its presence.
    Whatever the” capability” —the ability to recognise facts and reality appears well disguised.

  • PaulT

    Well you might well say that barnshee, however Gideon (much to the DUPs embarassment) seems to be getting the wallet out, not bad going considering you, slugger and the rest of the usual faces told us there wasn’t any more.

    Meanwhile the DUP team can’t agree if marching was discussed or not, the TUV, PUP and UKIP have marched out of Peter’s grand coalition, Peter would rather hang out with MMcG at media events rather than with the people vying for his job.

    Like I said, not a big ask

  • mickfealty

    Well, payment would be an improvement Chris…

  • barnshee

    We will see whose wallet gets opened a few crumbs from Dublin USA and UK May be enough to cover the embarassment