David Cameron went for the jugular at Prime Minister’s Questions today and attacked Jeremy Corbyn’s sense of style.
The prime minister called the opposition leader out on his appearance, by saying his mother would advise Labour’s top dog to ‘put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem’.
Cue the ever-annoying jeers, inaudible bullshit encouragement and twattish back-slapping that makes up a depressingly large amount of a session in Westminster.
Corbyn’s reply was simple and cutting, demonstrating the stark contrast in his and Mr Cameron’s priorities.
My late mother would have said, ‘stand up for the principle of a health service free at the point of use for everybody’, because that’s what she dedicated her life to, as did many of her generation.
He followed that reply with a pointed tweet:
“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes & shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas & shoddy philosophies” Einstein #pmqs
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) February 24, 2016
I’m sure the PM may want his opponent to invest his tax-payer funded salary on the finest suit Savile Row can offer, but frankly I’d rather politicians were focused on the issues, not their counterpart’s fashion choices.
Liberal Democrat leader – yes the party still exists – Tim Farron probably summed it up best…
— Tim Farron (@timfarron) February 24, 2016
Next week things are set to move on to ‘my dad is bigger than your dad’.