The Sky News presenter and the Labour leader clashed last week when Mr Corbyn appeared on the Sunrise news show during Labour’s annual conference.
Holmes was criticised by viewers for asking “inane” questions and using meandering football analogies in his line of questioning while a bemused Mr Corbyn tried to steer the conversation back to politics.
Mr Corbyn was also interrogated about the colour of his tie and his decision to go with a slightly different shade at the Labour conference. The interview culminated with Holmes asking “do you want to be a winner?” repeatedly.
David Cameron appeared on Sunrise on Tuesday to defend recently announced cuts to working tax credits. Holmes criticised the “tone” taken by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, who said cuts were a step towards “self-respect” when defending tax credits, and asked how the Government could justify cuts that will affect three million people to those who will be financially worse off.
“But people on tax credits - that’s not about living within your means," said Holmes. "I know you say eight out of 10 are going to be better off but two out of ten will be worse off, and I think it’s just the whole tone of things, maybe the way Jeremy Hunt has come out and talked about things yesterday. […]
“How do you tell that to the steel workers who didn’t even get a mention in George Osborne’s speech yesterday?”
Holmes also questioned Mr Cameron on the Home Secretary Theresa May’s warning that high immigration levels will hinder a “cohesive society”, asking him simply: “Do you agree?”
He praised his comments about truancy as a “fair point” before concluding his interview by pressing him on his political plans.
Viewers accused Holmes of showing a bias towards Mr Cameron by asking more focused, coherent questions and giving the Prime Minister more room to answer. Holmes repeatedly interrupted Mr Corbyn during their discussion and Mr Corbyn eventually resorted to jokingly pleading: “Eamonn, can I just answer the question?”
Mr Cameron reiterated his promise that he would not stand for a third term as Prime Minister, telling Holmes he was “half-way through” his job.
“We've got a stronger economy now, let's finish that work, let's add to that a more secure country and let's add to that a country where we build genuine social mobility so people can go from the bottom to the very top," he said.
David Cameron's biggest controversies
David Cameron's biggest controversies
A book released by Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft alleged that an MP and Oxford contemporary of David Cameron had allegedly seen a photograph of Mr Cameron performing a sex act on a pig while at university. Downing Street did not comment on the allegations and the peer said they could have been a case of mistaken identity
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2/8 ‘Swarm’ of migrants
In July 2015 David Cameron referred to refugees coming into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa as a “swarm”. He was criticised for using the language, which critics said was dehumanising
3/8 Child tax credits
In April 2015 David Cameron was asked whether he’d cut child tax credits. “No, I don’t want to do that,” he said, saying that he rejected reports that he would. Shortly after the election the Government unveiled cuts to child tax credits
4/8 Cycling to work
As leader of the opposition David Cameron was regularly photographed cycling to work. In early 2006 he was photographed cycling but with a driver in a car carrying his belongings. It was suggested at the time the cycling was just for show and that having two vehicles on the road instead of one was wasteful
5/8 Andy Coulson
David Cameron employed former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as government communications director from 2010. After stepping down from the post due to coverage of the phone hacking affairs, Mr Coulson was later found guilty of conspiracy to intercept voicemails. He served a short prison sentence
6/8 His personal windmill
Early in his leadership of the Conservative David Cameron made an effort to change the party’s image by making eco-friendly gesures. As one of these gestures, the future PM put a wind turbine on his house. However, the turbine later had to be removed after neighbours condemned it as an eyesore and the council’s planning committee said it had been put in the wrong place
7/8 Funeral selfie
David Cameron was pictured posing for a ‘selfie’ with Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Some in the press criticised the prime minister for showing in an inappropriately low level of respect for the gravity of the occasion
8/8 Eating a hotdog with a knife and fork
The Prime Minister was pictured eating a hotdog with a knife and fork in the run up to the 2015 general election. He was accused of being “posh”. “I had a very privileged upbringing... I've never tried to hide that,” he said
“I've also got a talented team behind me and after I've done the two terms, the 10 years, I'm sure there'll be many talented people who put their name forward and frankly I'm proud of the fact that they are increasingly being noticed as a talented bunch.”
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