Prime Ministers, Resignations, Runners, Brexit – All The British Political Chaos From May In Cartoon Form…

by Richard Bruton

Now, things have been somewhat… weird in terms of the whole political scene in Britain in the last month. And no matter how bad the political state of the country, one thing is always certain when it comes to political chaos… we get the best political cartoonists really going to town on all concerned.

Which is what I’ve been seeing in the last few weeks. As the country has careered towards chaos, what with the seemingly never-ending farce that is Brexit, the final stepping down of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, the bizarre characters standing to replace her as Conservative leader and Prime Minister, and the recent European Elections, where Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party swept the polls, the political cartoonists and others have been in full flow.

So… here’s a little look at what’s been going on…

ACT ONE: The fall, fall, and fall of Theresa May…

The leader of the Conservative Party, Prime Minister Theresa May, after continual failing to do what was, admittedly, impossible and please all sides about Brexit, has finally fallen on her sword and announced she’ll resign on 7th June.

The Guardian present a gallery of Steve Bell‘s best Theresa May cartoons from the last few years…

Neil Slorance in The National, on the wonders of Theresa May…

Krent Able on the soon to be former Prime Minister… “Seems like a good time to post this. From a set of Tarot Cards I designed for VICE, coming soon

First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands, May 24, 2019- Joep Bertrams

ACT TWO: The Contenders for PM come out of their holes…

Theresa May resigning means that the loyal jackals of the Conservative Party, who’ve been circling the rotting corpse of the PM for months, even years, have announced they’re going to be standing for election to become the next PM.

The wonderful, brutal Martin Ronson on the Tory leadership hopefuls (from the Guardian)…

Chris Riddell on just who will inherit the PM’s dustbin…

Stephen Collins on Boris Johnson, from his brilliant regular feature in The Guardian.

Chris Riddell on Boris Piccaninny Watermelon Letterbox Johnson…

Robert Wells has a series of posts on the potential next PM at his Facebook… “The first contender in the spotlight is: Rory Stewart. Pros: Seems quite intelligent, speaks eleven languages, relatively sensible, doesn’t like Boris Johnson, looks a bit like Willem Dafoe in some photos. Cons: Is a Tory, hates Spider-Man, in 1973, he was responsible for the death of Spider-Man’s girlfriend, Gwen Stacy”.

Next up from Wells, Esther McVey. “Pros: Worked as a television presenter before entering politics, so she is able to communicate her ideas clearly and effectively, has successfully carried the ‘Rachel from Friends’ look well into the 21st century. Cons: Is a Tory, the ideas that she communicates are often batshit crazy, Jennifer Aniston has been missing, presumed scalped, since McVey entered frontline politics in 2010.”

Ben Jennings on the Tory Party beauty contest…

 

ACT THREE: The European Elections bring out the Brexit…

With the results of the European Election coming out on 26 May, we discovered several things;

Chris Riddell – The terrifying clown threatening the Conservatives – The Farage effect…

Martin Ronson on the fallout from the elections (from the Guardian)

And finally, Judge Dredd: The Megazine Issue 373 – July 2016 – With a special guest appearance from ‘Bilious Barrage‘, who might be a certain ex-UKIP leader and might even be a certain Brexit Party leader. All written by Ian Edginton and drawn by Dave Taylor.

Of course, that’s just last month. In June we have Theresa May finally going, a new Prime Minister, and the visit of a certain President of the United States. Oh, it’s all going to be such fun!

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