Archive for the 'Marf Cartoons' Category


As 2018 comes to an end Marf’s Cartoon of the year

Monday, December 31st, 2018

We’ve not seen a Marf cartoon on PB for some time but this is her end of the year drawing for the Jewish Chronicle. Thanks Marf. It is fun.

Mike Smithson


Marf on the Irish border shambles

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


Marf on the Latest from Sexminster: Social Mobility Failure

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017


The latest Marf cartoon: The Twitter Bird Devours the American Eagle and Everything It Stands For

Thursday, November 30th, 2017


Marf with a solution for the Irish border issue

Monday, November 27th, 2017


The echoes of 2008? A Marf cartoon first published in 2008 and it could apply to today’s situation

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017


TMay’s plan to enshrine the Brexit date in law looks set to fail

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The big Brexit bill showdown at Westminster looks set to be TMay’s plan to enshrine the precise date and time of the exit in the Bill that’s going through Parliament at the moment.

The Times is reporting that there was a stormy meeting with rebel Tory MPs earlier in the week and that this might have to be toned down even though perhaps 7 Labour MPs could back it.

Those against say it would tie the Government’s hand in negotiations. Downing Street is now saying that it will listen to views of those in the House.

Meanwhile it is being reported that Sir Michael Fallon has not taken part in any Commons vote since his cabinet departure more than two weeks ago. In such a tight parliamentary situation this is adding to the problems of the government whips.

There is of course a betting market on whether Britain will be out of the EU on March 29 2019. The current odds point to a 43% chance of this happening.

Mike Smithson


Marf on the dramatic events in Harare

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A coup or not a coup?

Dr Julia Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, said:

“This has all the hallmarks of a military coup. It looks like this is direct consequence of President Mugabe’s sacking of his Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week. Mnangagwa is an unpopular figure, widely associated with brutal repressions in Matabeland in the 1980s, and with election violence more recently. However, he is supported by Zimbabwe’s military, who want him to succeed Mugabe.”

Mike Smithson