2018-09-13 19:22:00 UTC
"From Churchill to Corbyn: the 40 most brutal British political insults"
(link lower down)
These are not insults involving cussing and effing (sorry Rey), rather a
much more subtle form of exchange between British politicians .
And the winner is....Winston Churchill. Some highlights:
Said about Lloyd George:
"He would make a drum out of the skin of his own mother in order to
sound his own praises."
Said of PM Clement Attlee:
"A sheep in sheep's clothing" and
"He is a modest man with much to be modest about"
Other notable mentions:
"Being attacked by Geoffrey Howe was like being savaged by a dead sheep."
(said by Denis Healey)
"Neil Kinnock is a [Welsh] windbag whose incoherent speeches spring from
an incoherent mind." (said by Norman Tebbit)
"I often say to my children 'No need to go to the Natural History Museum
to see a dinosaur, come to the House of Commons at about half past
twelve'." (David Cameron)
And the description of Nigel Farage by Russell Brand (comedian)
"A pound shop Enoch Powell" (ouch!)
For the full set see: