Although the Conservative party is currently divided over the EU, some Tory MPs are still managing to remember to attack the opposition party — rather than their colleagues.
Today the Commons returned firmly to ‘Punch and Judy’ politics following Cameron’s EU statement in the Commons. As Jeremy Corbyn gave his reply, Chris Pincher — the MP for Tamworth — couldn’t resist having the last laugh. The incident occurred as the Labour leader discussed his recent trip to Brussels:
Jeremy Corbyn: Last week — like him — I was in Brussels, meeting with heads of government and leaders of European socialist parties, one of whom said to me…
Chris Pincher: Who are you?
While Corbyn insists this is not what the leader said to him, the heckler certainly managed to cheer up the Conservative MPs after a difficult few days. In fact, even Labour’s Andy Burnham seemed amused:
Update: It has come to Mr S’s attention that Nigel Farage may still be the champion when it comes to the ‘who are you’ heckle.
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