20 December 2007

06 December 2007

Award-winning Tribune cartoonist

Readers, we have glad tidings of great joy for you. Contributor Martin Rowson has won an award for the single best political drawing of the year 2007 at the PCS cartoon Awards. If you click on the term Martin Rowson, immediately below this message, through the magic of technology you will see a lot of other wonderful Rowson. Enjoy.
The best British political cartoons

21 November 2007

HM Revenue and Customs news cartoon

When your reputation for economic and security competence goes, you do not have much left as a government.
Drawn 21st November 2007
The best British political cartoons

19 November 2007

Hack animated cartoon-the Northern Rock crisis

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The Northern Rock crisis hints at very nasty problems associated with the city of London and the way Gordon Brown allowed it a long leash while he was Chancellor. The resulting crisis looks like the unpleasant result what former Chairman of The US Federal Reserve bank, Alan Greenspan, used to call irrational exuberance.*
A potted history of Prometheus:

Here on Mount Caucasus, Prometheus was tormented day and night by a giant vulture tearing at his liver. By day, the eagle would come down to the cliff and devour Prometheus' liver, and by night the liver would regenerate, only to have it destroyed the following day again.

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* Reckless business practice. Take your pick.

24 October 2007

23 October 2007

Alex Hughes's View - 26th October 2007

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17 October 2007

12 October 2007

Al Gore wins Nobel Peace prize

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Al Gore is officially commended for his efforts to help save the planet. He might get an opportunity to finish off Hillary Clinton, as a fringe benefit, too. This would be a result for him, if you believe the stories about their previous relationship when they were last together in the White House...
Drawn 12th October 2007
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John Jensen and Roger McGough on Gordon Brown

John Jensen recommends...

the leader
by Roger McGough

I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the leader
Can I be the leader?
Can I? Can I?
Promise? Promise?
Yippee I'm the leader

OK What shall we do?

The best British political cartoons and, sometime references to poetry. A hat-tip to Roger McGough and John, thank you.

11 October 2007

09 October 2007

Alex Hughes's View - 12th October 2007

The best British political cartoons

04 October 2007

Hack on the party conferences and the leader’s speeches

David Cameron spoke without an autocue at Blackpool, but what did it mean? Gordon Brown spoke with authority at Bournemouth, but what did it mean? Ming Campbell spoke with desperation in Brighton and everyone could see exactly what the problem was...
4th October 2007

03 October 2007

25 September 2007

Hack on Gordon's Labour conference speech

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The 'bounce' clearly remains very much in operation. It was a careful PMs speech, long on exhortation, generalities and clever political positioning. It was, however, short of any detail of how the desirable generalities are going to be achieved on either side of the upcoming election. Watch that space. Reaction from the great and the good is here courtesy of the BBC.

20 September 2007

Tribune History: Marie Lloyd and the music hall strike

This week on the Tribune History blog, we take a look at a 1907 strike which closed the music halls for a fortnight - and at the part played in the dispute by the doyenne of performers, Marie Lloyd.

You can also catch up on past Strike of the Month features and our ever popular series on Old Statespersons.

18 September 2007

Hack on party conference season

’Tis the season for seaside drawings and laughing at Ming Campbell...

Alex Hughes's View - 21st September 2007

14 September 2007

Tribune old Stateswoman: Anne Loughlin

Read about this remarkable lady, here.

09 September 2007

05 September 2007

31 August 2007

Rowson on Princess Diana-dom

I drew this for the Scotsman but thought all you Loyal Tribunites might like to share it...

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28 August 2007

Tribune's old stateswoman: Beatrice Webb

The Tribune History Blog is back after the bank holiday break with an Old Stateswoman profile on Beatrice Webb, Fabian intellectual, trade union historian, apologist for Stalinist Russia – but most of all, tireless campaigner against the workhouse system.

22 August 2007

Tribune summer holidays

Yes, even hard-working political journals must take a little time off. Normal service will be resumed in early September. We’ll see whether 'bouncing Brown' is still in operation...

03 August 2007

Tribune editor on television

See the man in action on 18 Doughty Street TV. The link is courtesy of Iain Dale.

02 August 2007

The Editor's choice from 3 August edition

Hello and welcome to the site. As well as brilliant cartoons from Alex Hughes and Martin Rowson this week's edition of Tribune contains an expose of the British firms profiting from a different form of global terror, a disturbing account of genocide in Baluchistan, Ken Livingstone on Boris Johnson, news on the Tory council in turmoil after appointing a BNP member to its race equality committee and an arts section which includes reviews of John Pilger, Harold Pinter and television's treatment of gay sex. And satirist Chris Proctor takes an irreverently funny look at Afghanistan.
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Hack on Mayor Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson

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Mayor Ken calls Boris, his biggest challenge yet. Speaking for the cartooning and caricaturing fraternity, it will certainly be entertaining and, thus, cartoonists for Johnson!

26 July 2007

Hack on the floods

It became 'real' news when flooding got within easy reach of a trip from London and a lot of homes of senior journalists.

19 July 2007

Tribune History - the 1842 general strike

If you think the one and only general strike in this country took place in 1926, think again. Tribune History has an account of the 1842 general strike during which half a million workers downed tools across much of the North of England, Scotland and Wales.