25 February 2016

Quote of the day

PMQs again.  From The Times (here):
Mr Corbyn raised the massive overspend by the prime minister’s own local NHS trust. What was he going to do about it? “Ask your mother!” shouted Carolyn Harris (Lab, Swansea East). Mama Cameron got attention recently for signing a petition against cuts to Oxfordshire services.
This was it. Time to weaponise Mater. “Ask my mother?” Mr Cameron scoffed, pushing the octogenarian into the front line. “I know what my mother would say. She would look across the dispatch box and say, ‘Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem’.” I’m surprised he didn’t add “you grotty little oik”.
And then he did that trademark smirk that he gives when he thinks he has been clever. The toadies and sycophants loved it, of course, but when the howls and guffaws had stopped echoing round the hall, Mr Cameron seemed diminished. 
Bully, smug. privileged ...


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