Harry Burton and his nomination (top) for Political Cartoon of the Year

Cartoonist Harry Burton, whose work appears in The Times Ireland edition, has been shortlisted for ‘Political Cartoon of the Year’ presented annually by the UK’s Political Cartoon Society for his Eight Amendment voting day offering.

He faces pencil stiff competition from some of Britain’s top cartoonists.

You can vote for Harry here.

Harry Burton

The Times ireland Edition

Meanwhile…

Harry’s cartoon in the Times Ireland edition this morning.

Thanks Richard

54 thoughts on “For Harry

  1. J Dizzle

    Where is the Sketch of the little baby’s hand clutching on for life? 33% of the votes were not for repealing, they seem to not count though. I don’t see the vote being cast with “I just wanted to wear the Repeal jumper” there though.

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      1. Ian-O

        As soon as I hear alt right buzz words like ‘virtue signalling’ I light a candle in my place of worship (the pub*) to all those spermatozoa the user of such word, deposits into a empty sports socks on a colossal scale with the overly frequent onanism.

        (Barman says that if I light one more tea light on the bar and I’m out.)

        #everyspermissacred

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      2. Nullzero

        Where the hell have you been? We were here with our differing opinions acting as if we live in a free society where freedom of speech is valued. Thank God you’ve arrived to right out wrongs.

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        1. Ian-O

          Freedom of speech is valued? How, by labeling anything that you dislike as ‘virtue signalling’?

          Poor triggered snowflake.

          A lie down after 3 hail marys will sort you right out.

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          1. Nullzero

            You’re the one getting bent out of shape about it sweetie pie. Go get a soy latte and a few drops of rescue remedy. You’re so so brave.

          2. millie st murderlark

            Such originality.

            Bet the ref result was a bitter brew to swallow. What is the world coming to and all that.

            I bet things were better in your heyday too.

          3. Nullzero

            I’m not bitter at all. The eight amendment needed to be repealed, I do think we threw the baby out with the bath water to a degree but hey, if there’ll be less entitled Sjw’s in the world a result of abortions then maybe its a good thing.

      3. J Dizzle

        Yeah, Because no women voted No. What was there excuse? They love to be controlled? Amazing how your defense always is anyone who voted No wanted to control women. People voted no for various reasons, and an awful lot of People voted yes because it was the trendy thing to do, but hey let’s pretend they were all liberatibg women.

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    1. Vanessa off the Telly

      Ya know Drizzle
      There was none of that indignation from the 33% that voted against installing the effin’ amendment back in ’83

      Or anything like it from the thousands that had to travel

      What d’ye of that for a bitta virtue signalling

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      1. Nullzero

        The indignation against the 83 referendum built into the repeal movement. You know the one with the fascist style jumpers you may possibly own one of?

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          1. Nullzero

            Large groups of people dressed in black silencing people with differing opinions, Catholic Church, fascists or repeal campaigners?

          2. millie st murderlark

            I think you’re taking that analogy just a touch too far.

            The *majority* of people who voted for repeal were the everyday electorate. But sure, let’s stereotype everyone who voted for repeal as a jumper wearing fascist.

          3. Nigel

            Haha the real fascists are the ones who engaged in a ground-level nationwide democratic campaign? The fascists kicked in doors and dragged people out on the street, the Repealers knocked on doors and handed out leaflets the Catholic Church sold babies and used women as slave labour the Repealers knitted some jumpers IT’S BASICALLY THE SAME! Duuuuude has it ever occurred to you that as a point of view this isn’t silenced, just stupid?

          4. Nullzero

            You lost me at duuude. Also I’m not sure what doors were kicked in and I’m pretty sure those jumpers are more of the maquiladora style sweat shop production type than knitted at home ethically sourced types.

        1. Vanessa off the Telly

          Could’ah been worse
          Nullz
          We could’ah been holding up posters the size of a studio flat outside the maternities

          Or sending people out to impersonate medical professionals

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          1. Nullzero

            I missed the bit when I said I supported that stuff. You missed the bit when I said the eight needed to be repealed.
            I know I know, it’s easier to put me in the Iona institute box and live I a fantasy world where identity politics hold sway over your woke buddies.

            Back in reality land people have different opinions and shades of grey exist. Also being a presumptuous condescending bore doesn’t automatically win arguments.

            Have a wonderful afternoon, treat yourself to something sweet and put your feet up.

          2. Vanessa off the Telly

            I love that you include me in with the ‘Woke’ Generation

            You’ve made my day

            For @Nullz btw

      2. rotide

        “There was none of that indignation from the 33% that voted against installing the effin’ amendment back in ’83”

        Are you actually having a laugh?

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  2. Eoin

    Harry is a major, major talent. I see his stuff in Private Eye now. He deserves an even bigger audience. Lost count of the number of cartoons in the Times Ireland which have really hit the nail on the head for their composition and narrative; they often combine a number of topics in such a clever way, some of them are so impactful they bring tears to your eye . He also has an uncanny talent to capture personal physical characteristics.You mightn’t always agree with the message, but you can’t mistake the genius.

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  3. Ian-O

    @Nullzero – double espresso and an hpv vaccine for me and thanks, sweetie pie.

    Although considering how I had to type this while looking through my fingers, I don’t think you can call me brave.

    Sure the cat ‘triggers’ me when it wakes me up in the morning.

    And I don’t even own a cat!

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    1. Nullzero

      Sorry to disappoint you.
      So far I’m a far right staunch Catholic and now a trump supporter.

      I’d hate to see your little face when you read the next bit, I’m an atheist and I think trump is a clown.

      Tey another pigeon hole.

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  4. Nullzero

    It’s been fun but I have to get back to my job in patriarchy towers. Those white male privilege cards don’t issue themselves.

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