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He demeaned himself and gave my political career a tremendous lift.Norman Tebbit
If _________ fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune, and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity.Benjamin Disraeli
A mixture of Harry Houdini and a greased piglet. He is barely human in his elusiveness. Nailing _____ is like trying to pin jelly to a wall.Boris Johnson
His impact on history would be no more than the whiff of scent on a lady's handkerchief. David Lloyd George
Attila the Hen.Clement Freud
Labour was led by Dixon of Dock Green under Jim Callaghan. Now it is led by Worzel Gummidge.Kenneth Baker
A retail mind in a wholesale business.David Lloyd George
Out of touch.Ed Miliband
I don't do personal, reaction or abuse.Jeremy Corbyn
A tardy little marionette.Randolph Churchill
Reckless with our government; reckless with his own future, position and place in history.Claire Short
A pathological confidence-trickster.Matthew Parris
No better than a mayor of Birmingham, and in a lean year at that.Lord Hugh Cecil
He was the future once.David Cameron
My dear, you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober, and you will still be ugly.Winston Churchill
People always ask me the same question, they say, 'Is _____ a very very clever man pretending to be an idiot?' And I always say, 'No.'Ian Hislop
Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem.David Cameron
From Stalin to Mr Bean.Vincent Cable
Like a cushion he always bore the impress of the last man who had sat on him. Douglas Haig
Chicken.Ed Miliband
King Herod, a jewel thief, Attila the Hun, Lady Macbeth.Boris Johnson
He has crossed the floor twice, each time leaving behind a trail of slime.David Lloyd George
He is a modest man with much to be modest about.Winston Churchill
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
An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and when the door was opened, ______ got out.Winston Churchill
The diplomacy of Alf Garnett with the economics of Arthur Daley.Dennis Healey
He only had one idea and that was wrong.Arthur Balfour
____ ________ is a windbag whose incoherent speeches spring from an incoherent mind.Norman Tebbit
He ran his office like something out of The Thick of It.Nick Clegg
A sheep in sheep's clothing.Winston Churchill
A semi-house-trained polecat.Michael Foot
A pudgy puffball.Alan Clark
Sir ________ has a brilliant mind – until it is made up.Helen Violet Bonham Carter
There is something of the night about him.Anne Widdecombe
He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match.Aneurin Sevan
When ______ ______ goes to the dentist, he needs the anaesthetic.Frank Dobson
More a ventriloquist’s dummy than a Prime Minister.Nicholas Fairbairn
This man has done more to divide this nation than anyone else. I still refer to him as dodgy ____. Do what you like.Dennis Skinner
She probably thinks Sinai is the plural of sinus.Jonathan Aitken
Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it.Winston Churchill
He was a great man in an era of small events.Winston Churchill
Baldemort.David Cameron
Being attacked by ________ ____ was like being savaged by a dead sheep.Dennis Healey
He would make a drum out of the skin of his own mother in order to sound his own praises.David Lloyd George
I’ve met serial killers and assassins but nobody scared me as much as Mrs ________.Ken Livingstone
Ask your mum!Labour MPs
A C3PO made of ham.Caitlin Moran
He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.Winston Churchill
Emotional intelligence, zero.Tony Blair
A fat arsed twit.Andrew Faulds
He did not seem to care which way he travelled, as long as he was in the driver's seat. Lord Beaverbrook
Who?Conservative MPs
The nothing man.David Cameron
A second-rate Miss Marple.Martin O'Neill
He did not have political principle . . . he had short-term opportunism allied with a capacity for self-delusion which made Walter Mitty appear unimaginative.Dennis Healey
He’s there to serve a very important ceremonial function as David Cameron’s lapdog-cum-prophylactic protection device for all the difficult things that David Cameron has to do.Boris Johnson
____ ____ is the only man I know who immatures with age.Harold Wilson
I am not a doctor.Edward Heath
He can’t see a belt without hitting below it.Margot Asquith
A pound shop Enoch Powell.Russell Brand
If ______ ______ becomes leader it won't be a defeat like 1983 or 2015 at the next election. It will mean rout, possibly annihilation.Tony Blair
Look at your history, for crying out loud. A little sketchy guy hanging out with George Bush. What was his name?Danny DeVito
He's living proof that a pig's bladder on the end of a stick can be elected to Parliament.Tony Banks
Pompous, trite, high-sounding, cautiously guarded... he might as well have a corn cob up his arse.Alan Clark
The happy warrior of Squandermania.Winston Churchill
The Right Honourable Gentleman's smile was like the silver plate on a coffin.Benjamin Disraeli
Absolutely rock bottom.Tony Benn
A complete mug.David Cameron
Oh, if I could piss the way he speaks!Georges Clemenceau
A poxy little runt.Alan Clark
A con man.David Cameron
An arriviste who buys all his own furniture.Alan Clark
Utterly unspoilt by failure.Noel Coward
Thatcher in a kilt.George Galloway
A shiver looking for a spine to run up.Harold Wilson

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