Cameron’s ‘I was first to tell Corbyn’ comment – a blatant bid to regain favourable headlines?

Last Updated: September 26, 2015By

This is very funny:

David Cameron has claimed to be the first politician to tell Jeremy Corbyn he was on course for victory in the Labour leadership elections, during a chance encounter after the release of a batch of favourable polling numbers.

The prime minister said his first conversation with Corbyn was in the halls of Westminster, moments after an opinion poll put the veteran leftwinger in front for the first time in the campaign.

The PM said he went on to compare Corbyn’s campaign in the leadership race to his own fight to become the Conservative leader in 2005. “I said to him: ‘Jeremy, your campaign is a bit like mine. You’re the change candidate. You’re the rank outsider. I think you might win this.’

Maybe you’re asking, “Why is it funny?” The answer is in the paragraph in which Cameron compared Corbyn’s leadership campaign to his own, suggesting that he – Cameron – was a ‘change’ candidate.


How has Cameron changed the Conservative Party?

He’s made it slightly worse in many ways, certainly, but he hasn’t changed the Tories’ direction of travel – certainly not in the way that Mr Corbyn is doing with Labour.

Even his recent flirtation with scandal (out of the mouths of pigs, apparently) may be described as no more than par for the course, in the Party of Self-Indulgence.

Source: Cameron: I was first to tell Corbyn he was on course to be Labour leader | Politics | The Guardian

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  1. Aelfy September 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    He sounds like those moronic trolls who have to be the first to comment on any thread by typing ‘First’

  2. gfranklinpercival September 26, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Please Sir, Please Sir, Me Sir!

  3. wildthing666 September 26, 2015 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    There will have been many that told Corbyn he was going to be the Labour leader before Cameron the conman.

  4. NMac September 27, 2015 at 6:41 am - Reply


  5. Paul C. Dickie September 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    But this must be true, as it came straight from the porker’s mouth.

    • Mike Sivier September 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      If it came from a porker, isn’t it possible it’s a bit of a porkie?

  6. mrmarcpc September 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    The lies and act of a sad, pathetic and desperate man, can’t believe anything Posh Porky the Pork Shagger says, he knows he’s got real competition now, has had it easy for 5 years, now he has someone who can seriously go toe to toe with him and he’s afraid and will say anything to distract the people from his despicably heinous acts!

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