Three brilliant put-downs for David Cameron after he criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s dress sense

You see, blue-blood Tories like David Cameron have never understood the basic nature of the UK citizen – our sense of fair play.

So when he came out with that miserable stream of dribble about his (Cameron’s) mother leaning over the Dispatch Box to tell Corbyn, “Smarten yourself up, do up your tie and sing the national anthem,” the British public rose to the occasion and started concocting witty put-downs for the soundbite-chewing prime minister. Here are just three of them.

The first comes with an apology – I don’t know who made it, but it’s terrific:


If that doesn’t make the point, there’s this, courtesy of We support Jeremy Corbyn on Facebook:


Finally, there’s Jeremy Corbyn’s own comment. Showing a level of class to which Cameron cannot even aspire, he quoted the greatest physicist in human history – and fellow scruff – Albert Einstein:


We all know who he means, of course. That’s David Cameron, destroyed.

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30 thoughts on “Three brilliant put-downs for David Cameron after he criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s dress sense

    1. Geoff Hughes


  1. Chris Tandy

    Do other parliaments in other countries have to put up with this sort of behaviour, as demonstrated today by the childish tory rabble?

  2. Rob Gregson

    Corbyn should have retorted ” ditch the dodgy comb over, stop being a twat and keep your dick out of a dead pigs mouth. you fat, over privilegedTory gobshite “

  3. nick

    you have to have the right tone of voice mike like Malvo when dealing with the likes of David Cameron it’s the only language he understands and it’s the only language he will ever understand

    you can be certain in that if corbyn was like malvo when speaking Cameron would forever keep his mouth shut

  4. David

    Poor old Cameron really doesn’t get it. His suit looks to be off the peg. He has an awkward, clumsy look about him, compared with which Corbyn is quite neat.

  5. Peachy

    And whilst Cameron managed to get this into the news they were slipping in a huge cut to the number of MPs in Wales, many of course Labour…

  6. David

    I hesitate to criticise anybody’s dress, but poor old Dave looks ill-dressed in whatever he’s wearing, yes, even huntin’ pink. Some people look a million dollars whatever they’re wearing, but Dave is a challenge to which even the most skilful and expensive tailor cannot rise. I don’t think that even with his money, Dave could find a tailor to make him look half the man that Corbyn looks.

    I’m old enough to remember ex-servicemen wearing demob suits. Now that’s what Cameron’s clothes remind me of.

    1. Gary Barker

      You didn’t hesitate long enough to choose your words correctly – Corbyn dresses like a tramp? Are you for real? Thick people will be the end of us all.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Once again: Please don’t attack other commenters on this site. Respond to the issues, not the people.

  7. Nabil Shaban

    That’s Tories to a T – all style and no meaningful content. Brainless Yahoos. I read somewhere that both Jack the Ripper and Count Dracula wore posh suits. Clothes maketh not the man, but compassion and ethical behaviour.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      That’s true – Jack the Ripper and Count Dracula both wore posh suits. They could afford the cleaning bills when those suits got covered in blood.

  8. Greg

    The shame is on those who delude themselves by expecting their clothes and other status symbols to speak for them, which is all that Camoron has to offer. Pity he is an elected sub-prime munster with a shrieky voice and spoiled brats attitude to others not born so grandly. I hope his aunty (the queen) is suitably ashamed)

  9. David

    hate to say this, but Corbyn’s scruffy attire is pretty important

    By refusing to dress for his job, he refuses to afford the job, his colleagues, his party, or the electorate the respect they deserve. If a colleague turned up to your workplace dressed like a tramp, what would you think?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Did you not realise that, as Cameron was saying Corbyn should “smarten yourself up, do up your tie and sing the national anthem”, he was talking about a man who was very evidently wearing a smart suit – tie included and fastened perfectly adequately. I understand the question of his singing the national anthem had already been resolved.
      It was a pathetic attempt at a “dead cat” moment and it only served to make a fool of Cameron himself.

    2. Jake

      The point is that it doesn’t matter what you wear. If you’re offended by Corbyn’s clothes that’s your problem.
      Given the calamitous state of the environment we need to wear clothes till they drop off us – this is the admirable thing to do. Competing ever more by spending ever more on your appearance is vacuous and morally offensive.
      Tramps at work? I would admire them. Bring it on!

  10. Dorothy Cook

    I listened to a Radio 4 programe yesterday (25th February) where young people – Primary School age – commented on Cameron’s insult to Corbyn. It was hilarious. They could not understand why grown men were talking about their mothers. Each spoke of the fact that as children we sometimes talk about what our mothers say but did not think when they were grown ups they would use this as an argument. It was class.

  11. John McMenamy

    The thing is, David Cameron doesn’t understand why we don’t all wear suits to work, that’s because he’s never had a job where he didn’t have to wear a suit, that friends speaks of his class, the ruling class. What he fails to understand is that the vast majority of us don’t wear suits to work or school, so the insult does not fall on Jeremy Corbin but on us the vast majority of the working class people in this country. I honestly believe that Mr. Cameron’s mum would be ashamed of him bullying somebody like that. Let us please remember this put down when election time comes around.

  12. wandererwrites

    As Mike Sivier said in his comment: Corbyn’s tie was perfectly neat and fastened at the time of the jibe. The comment showed Cameron’s prejudice and fear. Although not a standard suit, Corbyn’s jacket and trousers were a perfectly acceptable alternative. And as John McMenamy said, very few of us have jobs where we are required to wear a suit and tie.

    I feel a little sorry for Cameron (hear me out). He’s clearly not the brightest of his bunch – average yes but not the brightest. I also don’t think he’s as evil as some of his colleagues appear to be. He’s had a privileged upbringing and knows nothing of the experience of the majority, and he hasn’t got a cat in hell’s chance of having the genuine charisma that enables him to put a smile on the face of a woman who has just lost everything in a flood by putting his arm around her shoulders and singing happy birthday to her. He genuinely doesn’t understand why he’s not winning the popularity stakes. And I think he really believes he’s trying to do the best for the country and the people; he’s just seeing everything through his own privilege lens and is not able to see or understand the real impact of Tory policies. He doesn’t know how to handle Jeremy Corbyn and he’s out of his depth. He’s tried to imitate Corbyn’s personable videos and just looks wooden. He can’t speak off script, as Jeremy can, and this foolish comment about Corbyn’s attire proves it. The more I look at Cameron the more I think he’s just a puppet, a front man.

    It’s the evil ones behind Cameron that are dangerous – and the reason we need to get the Tories out. The commentaries on Cameron’s slipped mask of geniality, showing up his privileged background and lack of understanding, are a lighthearted diversion but let’s not get distracted from what else is going on – Tory cuts to the poor, disadvantaged, sick and disabled, elderly; rising poverty and homelessness; privatisation of the NHS, education (aka academies) and increasingly Social Services. And now there is an EU referendum coming up.

    Whatever your view of Britain’s EU membership, be aware that Brexit is also a backdoor vote for the devolution of Scotland and the break up of the UK – if the UK votes for Brexit then Scotland will demand another referendum and almost certainly opt for independence so they can rejoin the EU. The OUTers talk of making new trading partners but who is out there to welcome little ole England to trade, and don’t think the EU will not beat us with the biggest stick it can find if we vote out of the club.

    The official Labour line is to vote to stay IN albeit for different reasons to the Tory party – worker’s rights, human rights and employment protection for starters. What they don’t add is that the EU is also one of our few protections against our own (current) despotic government. While the EU is a cumbersome, often fragmented, and sometimes laughable institution, but on balance I believe we are better off staying in than leaving. At 15 I was too young to vote in the 1970’s referendum but I would have voted to have stayed out if I had had the chance. And until fairly recently I remained an ardent Eurosceptic. Forty years on and we live in a very different world: a globalised society unimaginable to us in the 1970’s.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Labour DOES use the EU’s protections against the Conservative Government as a reason to stay in. You said it yourself – workers’ rights, human rights and employment protection.

      No doubt someone will say your use of the Scottish devolution issue is a ‘Project Fear’ strategy, but you’re right – it is a possibility and it should be weighed with all the other information. Some people (like Tories who believe they’ll be in power perpetually in Westminster if Scotland secedes) will vote out in order to achieve it, of course.

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