The Indy has the best response to Osborne


9:49 pm - December 5th 2012

by Sunny Hundal    


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This is on the front page of the Independent tomorrow.

Via Sky News. Cartoon by Dave Brown

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1. Chaise Guevara

A cartoon cannot possibly be the “best response”.

You give Sky News a credit.
Why not the multi award-winning cartoonist, Dave Brown?

3. Man on Clapham Omnibus

Could Labour do better and if so how?

A cartoon cannot possibly be the “best response”

I’m not sure, but there have been cartoons in the past that have been a perfect response Zec “Don’t lose it again” VE cartoon springs to mind

(Not sure this one is in that league)

5. Chaise Guevara

@ 4 Redfish

I’m not saying it’s bad, I just mean that a cartoon isn’t in-depth enough to address all the issues. Rational debate first, satire second.

This looks so much more like the cover of a news magazine (Spectator/New Statesman etc) than an actual newspaper that I wonder whether something is being prepared. After all, the Independent hasn’t much of a future as it stands.

CG @ 5:

“Rational debate first, satire second.”

Well said. Though Sunny might say ‘Narrative first, satire second’, which boils down to ‘propaganda’.

TJ @ 6: Good point. And the cartoon somehow looks like it was a while in gestation.

“Well said. Though Sunny might say ‘Narrative first, satire second’, which boils down to ‘propaganda’”
Does that go for the cover of the spectator as well.
Does TONE stand for Tony. Love it
That is so clever.

@6. Tim J: “This looks so much more like the cover of a news magazine (Spectator/New Statesman etc) than an actual newspaper that I wonder whether something is being prepared.”

Naah, it was just about splashing a reasonable cartoon on the front page. Under previous ownership and editorship, the Independent used photos in a “wow, fuck me” way. It was like looking at an art gallery catalogue.

Today’s splash was great but there was no way to put that much black ink onto newsprint.

PD @ 8:

“Does that go for the cover of the spectator as well.”

I was not commenting on the Indy cover as such, but on Sunny’s attitude to it.

After this, just possibly there is the prospect of hope and redemption for George Osborne:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20614593

I completely agree! After a couple of days reflection – we’ve analysed the Autumn Statement for its political and economic content – here’s our take: http://www.allthatsleft.co.uk/2012/12/george-osborne-five-things-we-learned-or-re-learned-from-the-autumn-statement/

when you go to work in the morning,look up at the window next door and wonder why the curtains are closed,yes posh boy gideon osbourne wants to plant into everybody minds that the unemployed who are having at wonderfull life and keep there blinds closed all day because they want to sleep in there hangovers,has posh boy gideon osbourne ever wondered that the curtains might be closed because the people there are working nights,what does osbourne want us to do,throw stones and rocks at these lazy buggers windows with there curtains closed to rile them from there beds,if ever there was incitment to hatred and potential violence against property posh boy osborne should be up in the court in the morning just for suggesting that anybody who has there curtains closed are in some way lazy and feckless dole scrounging bums,how low can these posh boys torys sink to when trying to turn the poor against each other,a true grade 1 pratt you are gideon osbourne,you moron.


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  1. David Cameroon

    The Independent has the worst response to Osborne's statement. Nasty nasty! http://t.co/BWmhnM0H /ht @libcon

  2. Adam Suleiman

    The Independent splash tomorrow brilliantly summarises Osborne's statement today http://t.co/hUulatdV

  3. Threadbare Panda

    The Independent splash tomorrow brilliantly summarises Osborne's statement today http://t.co/hUulatdV

  4. Mark

    The Independent splash tomorrow brilliantly summarises Osborne's statement today http://t.co/hUulatdV

  5. Esmerelda

    The Independent has the worst response to Osborne's statement. Nasty nasty! http://t.co/BWmhnM0H /ht @libcon

  6. Al Beattie

    Liberal Conspiracy – The Indy has the best response to Osborne http://t.co/wOU0vFAZ

  7. Christine Johnson

    RT @sunny_hundal: The Independent splash tomorrow brilliantly summarises Osborne's statement today http://t.co/uqs91e9f

  8. Janet Graham

    The Independent splash tomorrow brilliantly summarises Osborne's statement today http://t.co/hUulatdV

  9. Peter Pink

    The Independent: best response to Osborne statement http://t.co/MfK7CudB via @zite

  10. Mark Johnston

    The Independent has the worst response to Osborne's statement. Nasty nasty! http://t.co/BWmhnM0H /ht @libcon

  11. Sue Truslove

    The Independent splash tomorrow brilliantly summarises Osborne's statement today http://t.co/hUulatdV

  12. ?

    The Indy had the best response to Osborne http://t.co/FN8zDTNx via @libcon

  13. Alex Braithwaite

    The Indy has the best response to Osborne | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/AXJKYgBg via @libcon

  14. SdeB Warrior

    The Indy has the best response to Osborne | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/AXJKYgBg via @libcon

  15. golightmyway

    The Indy has the best response to Osborne | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/AXJKYgBg via @libcon

  16. beaubodor

    Come on @sunny_hundal – You HT'd Sky News but still haven't credited the cartoonist for the Indy's FP: http://t.co/DGDk9kTf @procartoonists

  17. szikratigris

    Indy comment on Osborne's statement http://t.co/JsmTQP9X (HT@beaubodor)

  18. szikratigris

    Indy comment on Osborne's statement http://t.co/JsmTQP9X … (HT @beaubodor

  19. Patricia Farrington

    The Indy has the best response to Osborne | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/AXJKYgBg via @libcon

  20. Trevor Hewson

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  21. etonmess

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  22. Ewan Gaffney

    This cover is the best response to the Autumn Budget Statement I have seen: http://t.co/fVVAeIuw

  23. Far South Project

    Great cartoon on Osborne via @sunny_hundal http://t.co/KdssnigB





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