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Posted on 2:58pm Tuesday 8th June 2010
It’s a difficult balancing act, being a cartoonist when a serious or tragic news story breaks. On the one hand, it’s your job to seek out the lighter side but on the other there is the question of taste and the feelings of others. It’s exacerbated when the story touches on something close to home.
Posted on 1:11pm Thursday 29th April 2010
Despatch from the Westmorland Gazette office, Wednesday afternoon. Everyone is working at this week's paper but there is an air of hushed expectation. Rumour has it that William Hague is in the building. This isn't a random, gratuitous occurrence. Hague is in South Lakes canvassing on behalf of the local Conservative candidate, Gareth McGareth.
Posted on 12:07pm Monday 26th April 2010
There is nothing better for the democratic process than watching your local parliamentary candidate squirm. Failing legalised use of tasers, the best way to do this is go to a public meeting and ask awkward questions.
Posted on 3:35pm Tuesday 20th April 2010
Back in the heady days of the 2005 General Election, all the Westmorland and Lonsdale candidates were called Tim. This made it remarkably easy to remember their names but introduced confusion when it came to identifying which Tim was winning.
Posted on 12:24pm Friday 9th April 2010
had a letter from George Osborne last week. You know, the shiny-faced Chancellor of the Exchequer wannabe. This was shortly followed by a letter from William Hague. He is apparently no longer a failed Prime Minister but is now Shadow Foreign Secretary, responsible for acting a bit cross when the real one does something he doesn't like.