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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Simple Survival 101

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:44 pm | Martin Doyle

While not strictly on the same level as Sun Tzu's The Art of War [c. 500 BC], this cartoon offers an achievable solution to a number of armed conflicts currently raging round the world. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Little Tommy Tucker

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:38 pm | Martin Doyle

People who work in intelligence services should not launch themselves into the hugger-mugger of highly politicised public debates. Warren Tucker has made himself useful to John Key in the current debate in a way that ironically matches his 'timely' supply of ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Stuffing around with street names

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:30 pm | Martin Doyle

As if the accusation of orchestrated character assassinations were not enough to keep Minister of Justice Judith Collins, 'in chambers', she has now infuriated her learned brethren [and sistren] in Christchurch by using her powers to inflict her ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Best Song Ever Written

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Martin Doyle

Now that Nicky Hager's "Dirty Politics" book has exposed an administration that no longer deserves to hold office, Hope is beginning to pump into the Left ventricle of the New Zealand heart. And for John Key, it's time to go. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 2:55 pm | Martin Doyle

Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in the highest echelons of the present government, the last line of defence for clean democracy would seem to be our actual electoral process. But even that appears to be compromised by having a tainted Minister ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Big Hager is watching you

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:59 pm | Martin Doyle

If what has happened (according to Hager) in NZ had happened in the US, it'd be Watergate. In NZ, it triggers a gurgling mass of doublethink, newspeak and spin reminiscent of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: (Book) Sorrows and Joyce

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:43 am | Martin Doyle

The misuse of the organs of state by a party to destroy political opponents [as described by Nicky Hager] is drastic stuff. Enter stage right Steven Joyce ('You're imagining it all...'). More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Dirty politics

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:23 am | Martin Doyle

The revelations contained in Nicky Hager's book "Dirty Politics", if true, show we've become a sinister banana republic. And beneath the smiling mask, a John Key we didn't know. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: When oafs quote from Shakespeare

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 2:50 pm | Martin Doyle

Given Dame Susan Devoy's caution to political parties re racist comments, and the heightened attention to any such, Steve Gibson's inflammatory use of the term "Shylock" [with its long, long pedigree of anti-Semitism] to describe the PM is a disgrace. ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Justice is a fruitcake

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:04 pm | Martin Doyle

While New Zealand streets become increasingly violent and unforgiving, the court system itself is full of silent offenders with eloquent lawyers, and judges who see no wrong in anything. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Obscene and not heard

Friday, 8 August 2014, 5:40 pm | Martin Doyle

Considering John Key's own insulting comments last week in parliament regarding the pronunciation of David Cunliffe's name, it is surprising to see the arch sensitivity of the National Party [and for that matter, the media] to the language of young students ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Game Ova

Friday, 8 August 2014, 4:34 pm | Martin Doyle

News that a vast quantity of cage eggs have been sold as free-range eggs will make discerning buyers retch. Ref: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/251461/$1m-of-cage-eggs-sold-as-free-range More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Gang leaders react to targeting

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 2:03 pm | Martin Doyle

So, with just weeks to go till the Election, the Government delivers a 'drive-by' hit by its spin doctors on gangs. Ref: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11304251 More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Housing mongrels

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 2:01 pm | Martin Doyle

There is an ongoing communication breakdown between landlords and tenants with killer dogs. The song "Who let the dogs out?" asks a good question. Ref: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11303474 More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Malaysia Flight 111

Monday, 4 August 2014, 4:02 pm | Martin Doyle

After a sop of promises from our Prime Minister and Malaysian authorities that the diplomat Muhammad Rizalman would return to face charges of Attempted Rape, nothing has happened. A web of excuses, inquiries and promises has been wrapped around him. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Banks waxes lyrical

Monday, 4 August 2014, 1:33 pm | Martin Doyle

If John Banks is to be believed and there is in fact "unimpeachable" evidence that he is innocent, then a grave injustice has been done to him. Such evidence does not require yet another legal hearing - it just needs to be aired [eared?] publicly ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Innocent drivers deprived of alcohol

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:02 pm | Martin Doyle

No driver (professional or private) should drive a car after consuming alcohol. The new reduced limit on alcohol is good but has been virtually sneaked into law with no party brave enough to champion it in the face of hard-drinking voters. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Novopay has a new owner

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:34 pm | Martin Doyle

Government claims that Novopay is "no longer a dog" are little comfort to hard-bitten teachers. And taxpayers must wonder what they've just become 'owners' of. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Ugly dumping bestowed on fish and game

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:31 pm | Martin Doyle

Never before in human history has anyone been so maligned for sticking up for clean water as the poor Fish and Game people who had the pleasure of meeting with Minister of Conservation Nick Smith. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Where to put your security

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:55 am | Martin Doyle

The fact Gerry Brownlee and two staff arrogantly, illegally, bypassed security checks to get on a plane shows profound irresponsibility on the part of the offenders, the security officer, the Pilot, and the Airport authorities. Is out security really ... More >>

 

 

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