Drawing © Andrew Birch.
Our esteemed membership secretary Andrew Birch has been exiled from Twitter after complaints from Tory Chair Greg Hands. Hands had posted a photo opportunity of himself eating a fish and chip supper. Andrew had replied that he ”hoped his supper didn’t go down well (or words to that effect, ahem!) “…and indeed the comment didn’t go down well with Greg Hands.
Compared with most of the bile and trolling that is on Twitter this was a fairly mild rebuke but Andrew has been suspended for life! You only have to look at the comments under many female MPs posts to see what I mean and particularly at all the previously barred people with extreme views now allowed back on Twitter since free speech advocate Elon Musk bought the company.
Martin Rowson has stepped in to set his regular ‘Draw’ caricature challenge on the Tory deep-fried hakeflake Hands. Here are some of the excellent calls to arms…and hands from PCO members.
Drawing © Kipper Williams. Twitter @KipperWilliams
Drawing © K J Lamb. Twitter @KJLambcartoons
Drawing © Royston Robertson. Twitter @roystoncartoons
Drawing © Dean Patterson. Twitter @ThisInkyLife
Drawing © Andrew Fraser. Twitter @cartoonsidrew
Drawing © Kevin Wells. Twitter @thesquiggleking
Drawing © Pete Songi. Twitter @Songicartoons
Drawing © James Mellor. Twitter @JamesDFMellor
Drawing © Jonesy. Twitter @jonesycartoons
Drawing © Steve Bright. Twitter @Brighti
Drawing © Mike Stokoe’s dog Ellie. Twitter @mikestokoe
Feel free to join in. Even if you’re not on Twitter your effort could be posted on your behalf!
NB. Thanks to Jonesy whose line I pinched for the post title.