THE Prime Minister denied last night that the Tories were the party of the cheeky innuendo.
He issued the statement shortly after saying he would promise supporters of his gay marriage bill that it would be given a clean passage through Parliament. He said in the statement: “I know I face a stiff job, but I aim to grab it with both hands and am determined to pull it off. I’ve felt it for years.” The Prime Minister was making the latest in a series of statements about current Coalition policies.
On the EU budget talks: “The French president said he wanted to push it up but I was having none of it. The Germans were supportive. Angela Merkel kindly gave me a hand, which was a relief.” On the welfare state: “It got so big I couldn’t take it any longer. I got Iain Duncan Smith to look at it and he was shocked by the size of it too.”
On women bishops: “If my local bishop didn’t want women in those positions I wouldn’t force them on him. I’m not going to bash my bishop over women clergy.” Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “You are turning the Commons into a pantomime.” Tory backbenchers shouted back: “Oh no, he’s not.”