A betting company has offered odds on the colour of Jeremy Corbyn’s suit...
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David Cameron was accused of a “nasty personal attack” when he ridiculed the clothing of Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn yesterday - and it has prompted bookmakers to offer odds on the Labour leader’s next suit choice.
Heckled by Labour MPs over what his mother, a critic of Conservative cuts to local councils, would think about problems in the health service, the Mr Cameron turned his fire on Mr Corbyn during Prime Minister’s Questions.
He said: “Ask my mother? I think I know what my mother would say. I think she would look across the despatch box and she would say: ‘Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem.’”
Bookmaker Star Sports has now offered odds on the colour of Mr Corbyn’s suit during next week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, and expect him to stick to his “trusted beige whistle”.
Jamie Loughead, Star Sports spokesman, comments: “You’d think the Prime Minister would have enough on his plate after his failed negotiations in Brussels and his party in civil war, but his focus is firmly on Jeremy’s suit. We’re confident that Corbyn will don his trademark beige and come out fighting.”
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Mr Cameron’s comments delighted Tory backbenchers who cheered uproariously in the Commons for more than 30 seconds. But Labour MP Wes Streeting was quick to condemn Mr Cameron for hitting a “new low”, saying it was a “nasty personal attack”.
Star Sports’ odds on Jeremy Corbyn’s suit choice at next week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, as of last night:
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- 3 Disused Holloway garages converted into garment-making workspace
- 4 Mem and Laz Brasserie voted as readers' favourite restaurant
- 5 Home of the metre-long pizza opens in Finsbury Park
- 6 Police looking to speak to man in connection with sexual assault
- 7 Prince Edward visits youth centre in Islington
- 8 Sadiq Khan urged to denounce £1.2bn Edmonton incinerator
- 9 Environment and equality at heart of council leader's new direction for Islington
- 10 'Proper old Islington boozer' voted best pub by readers
Navy blue: 6/1
Union Jack pattern: 1000/1
Additional reporting by PA