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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Prisons to suit the criminal

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 11:54 am | Martin Doyle

Pita Sharples and others are calling for 'Maori only' prisons. Why not... It's a daring thought. A dangerous thought. But on a positive note, it comes with breathtaking possibilities... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Jonathan throws a dummy

Friday, 12 May 2017, 4:39 pm | Martin Doyle

The Lions rugby tour is about to dominate New Zealand media. It will starve Opposition parties of media space in which to make their pitches to the voting public. Integrating the tour into the actual school curriculum [as Jonathan Coleman has just done] is ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Yule never believe this one

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 5:30 pm | Martin Doyle

Despite whatever goes wrong in New Zealand, no one ever seems to be responsible. And so, Lawrence Yule wades forth from the horrors of Havelock North to run for National at the upcoming election. He'll fit in well. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Inquisition fails to nail Fry

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 5:28 pm | Martin Doyle

The Garda [police] of the Republic of Ireland have cheated the world of what would have been the greatest blasphemy trial since the Inquisition when they dropped charges of blasphemy that had been levelled against Stephen Fry. As if channelling another ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Shop till you drop [in Auckland]

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:19 pm | Martin Doyle

The fact so many young people in Auckland are prepared to use intimidation and violence to score some fags or alcohol suggests something wrong elsewhere in their lives. Does anyone anywhere accept any responsibility? More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Religion in a class of its own

Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:10 pm | Martin Doyle

New Zealand is [in its own club-footed way] a healthy, secular society. Feeding "religious instruction" into the brains of vulnerable schoolchildren will do them as much good as a dose of methamphetamine. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: What are the odds?

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 1:06 pm | Martin Doyle

Te Papa has brought home numerous mokomokai [tattooed Maori heads] from overseas museums. Moves are also underway to repatriate the remains of some soldiers buried overseas... The 29 victims at Pike River deserve the same grunt from fellow New Zealanders. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Shocking outburst in the Waiting Room

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 5:07 pm | Martin Doyle

Willie Jackson's egotistical tantrum over his position on the Labour electoral list raises two simple questions. Why is he even on the list? If Labour wins the election, is Willie capable of showing more acumen than the Ministers in the current Government? More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Pyongyang boomerang

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:43 pm | Martin Doyle

The world has got used to the starving, hugely militarised, sterile police state of North Korea. Its leader Kim Jong Un surrounds himself with grinning sycophants prepared to murder on his behalf. Australia and New Zealand have finally opened their ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Getting wasted at Theresa's

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:50 pm | Martin Doyle

Theresa May is a novice in the PM role.  Going to the polls so soon after assuming office, especially in the turbulent waters of the current times, is like having a midnight swim with the crocodiles.   Her main rival, Jeremy Corbyn, however, ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: YES to Repression

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:28 pm | Martin Doyle

President Erdogan of Turkey has used state apparatus to bully in a sham victory [EVET = yes] in the Referendum to give himself dictatorial powers. Does anyone trust this result? The next 12 years will see an age of repression for Turkey. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Vile and reptilian attacks

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 5:34 pm | Martin Doyle

One of the deadliest chemicals in government is ego. It seems that not just President Trump, but several of his Cabinet, are suffering from a bad dose of it even as the world edges towards war. Their timing couldn't be worse. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: A small story of great suspense

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 4:35 pm | Martin Doyle

The torture and execution of civilians in Syrian prisons is one of the worst atrocities of modern times. But it remains a secret hell within a much-televised war. Amnesty International deserves credit for revealing the reign of terror [via mass hangings] ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Put away your spades

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:41 pm | Martin Doyle

The decision by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester to take moves to have Katherine Mansfield exhumed from her grave at Fontainebleau and brought back to New Zealand is nothing short of an abomination. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: It's all mimi me

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:34 am | Martin Doyle

Considering how polluted our streams and rivers are, and the contamination of some towns' water supplies by cow and sheep urine, it's bizarre that so many individuals, Maori and Pakeha alike, are exporting "pure" water to the world. It's not out of ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Living in the Wired House

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:55 pm | Martin Doyle

President Trump's inflammatory claims about being wire-tapped by Barack Obama, and then challenging his own intelligence agencies [who deny it], are deeply worrying behaviours. This is not a media strategy. It's a form of delusional mental illness ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Anyone for a Turkish delight?

Monday, 13 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Martin Doyle

We've obviously entered a new dark time when a world leader, President Erdogan of Turkey, can insult first Germany, and now the Netherlands, by calling them "Nazis" and "Fascists". More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: You are a liar, Mr Trump

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:31 pm | Martin Doyle

President Trump's unsubstantiated claims over wire-tapping seem bizarre coming from a world leader. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: This Court is in Sessions

Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:23 pm | Martin Doyle

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds unreliable when talking about his Russian contacts. Suspicions grow that Russia helped influence American voters away from Hillary Clinton. Would Russia dare to interfere in the democratic process? Let us ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: To Hell in a handbasket

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:29 pm | Martin Doyle

Despite the many confident predictions that President Trump will be voted out of office at the next election, there is a growing sense he is getting firmly ensconced in the White House thank you very much. And the world watches on nervously. More >>

 

 

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