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

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