David Cameron: He's no Mastermind.

David Cameron: He’s no Mastermind.

Today in Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn struck a body blow against David Cameron when he accused the prime minister of “answering the question before last”.

He was commenting on the behaviour highlighted by a commenter calling him/herself Jaraine on the Guardian‘s live blog: “Labour’s Khalid Mahmood asks why the number of skilled apprenticeships has fallen.

“Cameron says the government is building more houses.”

Some readers may not grasp the reference. It is to a sketch by The Two Ronnies in which Messrs Barker and Corbett play quizmaster and contestant on Mastermind.

Corbyn was (appropriately) casting himself as the Ronnie Barker character – serious and professional, with Cameron as Ronnie Corbett – equally serious, but spouting apparent nonsense in response to each question.

This chimes perfectly with what Jeremy Corbyn wrote in an Independent column earlier – that Cameron has yet to provide him with a straight answer after 100 questions.

So, for your pleasure and Mr Cameron’s instruction: If he’s going to answer the question before last, here’s how to do it properly.

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: