In February 2016, David Cameron gave Jeremy Corbyn a piece of advice on his presentation in a somewhat unusual exchange in the House of Commons:
“I know what my mother would say”
“She’d look across the dispatch box, and she’d say, ‘Put on a proper suit, do up your tie, and sing the national anthem!’”
FTWC remarks a change
A few weeks later, FTWC published an article observing the transformation that had taken place following that exchange.
Watching Prime Minister’s Questions the other day, I had to look twice when Jeremy Corbyn appeared in view.
The Labour leader looked resplendent in a navy blue suit with a white shirt and a red tie that was properly done up.
Given that Corbyn has now ticked off two items from Mrs Cameron’s list, perhaps we can now look forward to hearing Corbyn sing the national anthem impassionately…
Good work recognised
A year later, Mrs Cameron is finally getting the wider recognition she deserves, with The Telegraph reporting that Mrs Cameron has received an award for her achievement:
Today, David Cameron’s mother Mary was acclaimed in her own right, as she was awarded an Oldie Magazine prize for “knowing best”.
Accepting the Oldie Award for “Mother Knows Best” at a lunch yesterday, Mrs Cameron said: “I suppose I should share this with the leader of the opposition.
“Ever since that Prime Minister’s Question Time he has smartened himself up and looks reasonably respectable.
“I only wish my own family were as obedient.”