A number of politicians have ridiculed David Cameron following allegations he performed an obscene act with an animal during his time at Oxford University.
The claims were made in an unauthorised biography by the former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Lord Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott, a journalist,
The book, Call Me Dave, claims an unnamed “distinguished Oxford contemporary”, who is now an MP, described an incident where the Prime Minister placed his genitals into the mouth of a dead pig during an “outrageous” initiation ceremony for the Piers Gaveston Society.
Lord Ashcroft wrote that the man repeated the allegation on three occasions, with increasing detail, and claimed a photograph of the reported incident exists, though the book also says that it maybe a case of mistaken identity. There have been suggestions by some that the book is Lord Ashcroft’s revenge after he was denied a position in Mr Cameron’s cabinet in 2010.
The Lib Dem leader Tim Farron wasted no time in joking about being a vegetarian, while the party’s former leader suggested David Cameron was “once again hogging the headlines" at its annual conference.
I've never been more pleased to be a vegetarian.; Tim Farron (@timfarron) September 20, 2015
Typical! David Cameron once again hogging the headlines at the Lib Dem Conference.; Paddy Ashdown (@paddyashdown) September 21, 2015
The most obvious comments were suggestions as to what Mr Cameron might be asked during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday - although for anyone hoping the PM would face a grilling will be disappointed to learn that the next session of PMQs will not be until 14 October.
Be interesting to see what questions Jeremy Corbyn chooses to ask from the public at the next PMQ's!; Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 21, 2015
After Piggate and 'Bananrame Tribute Band' Tim Farron, Jeremy Corbyn emerges today as UK's most credible political leader.; Paul Flynn (@PaulFlynnMP) September 21, 2015
There may be other stories today. But quite frankly......; Pete Wishart (@PeteWishart) September 21, 2015
Have read a lot of tweets about a pig while eating my breakfast sausage and bacon; Stephen Williams (@swilliamsmp) September 21, 2015
Downing Street declined to respond to the reports, telling The Independent there would be no comment on any of it. Sources described as close to Mr Cameron told the Press Association they "did not recognise" the accusations.
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