A dull Council Questions there, but another interesting line from the PM. Last week it was a nod to Michael Winner and “calm down dear” and this week Cameron went for Benny Hill’s favourite ‘fairy dairy land’.
Is there some sort of catchphrase-dropping bet going on?
Cameron evoking Michael Winner at PMQs with “a calm down dear” has led to Labour kicking off and press releasing a demand for an apology. Presumably they are upset that he didn’t say “honorable dear”. Lets hope that someone doesn’t say Go Compare at the dispatch box next week.
Tory MP Anne McIntosh decided not to use one of the six languages that she speaks at PMQs the other day. Although the graphics get in the way, it looks to Guido like she decided to flip the opposition two fingers instead:
Guido is sure it happens a lot, but probably not the best idea when you are sitting behind the Prime Minister. Most Unparliamentary.
Via Liar Politicians
Steve Coogan was spotted watching PMQs. Not clear whose guest he is.
Nearly as exciting as previous sightings of the Hoff and Meryl Streep…
On Sunday David Miliband admitted how bad was the hurt that his brother inflicted upon him. In doing so he triggered an outburst of sympathy online that ended up with him trending globally on Twitter. Today at PMQs, in reply to Cameron’s taunts, Ed Miliband dismissed his knifing of his brother by asking whether Dave was going to bring up his cousin next. Clearly the line is being held that Ed has done nothing wrong and everything is hunky dory – but is it really?
David and Ed, with their respective entourages, crossed each other’s paths yesterday afternoon between Portcullis House and the Norman Shaw building. Guido’s co-conspirator reports that they walked literally within a few metres of each other in opposite directions and never mind not exchanging words, they didn’t even nod, smile or acknowledge each others presence. “David, I love you so much as a brother…”
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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:
“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.
Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).
Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.
I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”