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Details from Gerald Scarfe and Steve Bell's cartoons
Oh how the mighty fall sometimes...

Hello again...

This week I'm picking up my gavel to start the Politics Show effort for Comic Relief.

From Sunday at 13:00 GMT, you'll be able to bid, via this website for the chance to own one of two fabulous, original political cartoons.

The marvellous Steve Bell has drawn a selection of balls - no sniggering please - looking suspiciously like some of our beloved political leaders.

And the wonderful Gerald Scarfe has come up with some familiar looking clowns.

So if you've always wanted to own an original cartoon - and what finer examples of satirical wit could there be - then watch on Sunday for details about how to bid in our online auction.

Plus - we'll be launching a competition to find our own budding political cartoonist for the Politics Show website...

We'll be tackling heavier matters too.

Trident
Trident - the explosive issue

Next week, the Commons will vote on whether Britain should renew its nuclear weapons.

The government says it's vital that a decision is made now - others from all parties say they're not so sure.

Karl Mercer will be hearing the arguments, and I'll be talking live to the Defence Secretary, Des Browne.

And we'll be saying sorry.

Slave ship
Would even an apology be enough?

Of course, because I'm rarely wrong, I rarely have to say sorry * - but should politicians?

Commemorations to mark the bicentenary of the end of the slave trade have brought renewed calls for the government to say sorry for Britain's part in the trade.

But can such an apology be meaningful? Becky Milligan reports.

That, plus more on road pricing - the debate that just won't go away.

* Editor's note- can we check this please??

It's all on the Politics Show, Sunday at 11.30. Yes- we're on earlier than usual.



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Laughter in The House
07 Mar 07 |  Politics Show
An interview with Gerald Scarfe...
07 Mar 07 |  Politics Show
Steve Bell - a life in cartoons...
10 Mar 07 |  Politics Show
An interview with Alan Coren
07 Mar 07 |  Politics Show
Scarfe and Bell limited edition prints...
08 Mar 07 |  Politics Show
Your chance to win a Scarfe or a Bell...
07 Mar 07 |  Politics Show
The Cartoon Competition Rules
07 Mar 07 |  Politics Show

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