Punch magazine, 1861. Brits rubbing it in a little.
First, no shooting the proverbial messenger. Even proverbially.
Punch, British publication, the most barbed weaponry employed against all-things-politics ( and a lot which were not ) was a magazine with an astonishing run. Founded in 1841, final issue was somewhere around 1996. We do love our humor and Punch satire set the stage, really, for political cartoonists to keep those quills sharpened. Although Wiki claims it to have been most influential in the decade following its first issue you'd have to question that- a run of 155 years wouldn't indicate 145 of those were exactly winding down.
One of Punch's best loved, most well-known illustrator's, John Leech was not a fan of ours- meaning America. As things heated up on this side of The Pond it seems unsurprising he'd jump in with both ink pots. Again- I didn't contribute these nor the article attached, written by yet another Punch contributor. You can see whence came the name. They sure didn't pull any.
Abe and Jefferson make frequent appearances-
They used the awful language over here as part of some of the most lacerating commentary, too.
And please, let's not devolve into what and who England supported- Punch was a world unto itself and had plenty to say about the government and conditions there, too. You simply cannot say " Well the British.... " while scooping the folks at Punch into the conversation. No one was safe, and shouldn't have been.
Peek at what Punch had to say about living conditions of poor people in the UK and the profiteers who considered them in the way - of profits.