Harriet Harman tells David Cameron to 'show a bit more class'

The Prime Minister, educated at Eton and Oxford, was clearly not taught about class

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Not happy with having stabbed Nick Clegg in the back, cast aside Ed Miliband, ensured the first Conservative majority for 18 years and employed a load of anti-state, anti-gay marriage MPs to the cabinet, David Cameron still feels the need to gloat a bit more about the triumph of the Tory party.

With the Prime Minister and his Eurosceptic cabal finally getting their ultimate wish of an EU referendum, Harriet Harman, whose Labour party decided to listen to electorate and not their manifesto by voting in favour of the bill, wanted to ask Mr Cameron about why he was not going to let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in the referendum.

Harman began by stating, "Last night, the House agreed that there should be a EU referendum," before being drowned out by jubilant cheers from the government side. Evidently, gloating is contagious among the elites.

Harman eventually continued, "Firstly the issue of who to vote. Why won't he let 16 and 17 year olds vote. This is about the future of our country."

But rather than address the question, Cameron had to get a jibe in.

"Firstly, can I thank the honorable lady and all those Labour MPs who joined us in the division lobby last night. After five years of opposing a referendum, to watch them all trooping through it was the biggest mass conversion since that Chinese general baptized his troops with a hose pipe." As with anything Tory, the analogy was niche, out of touch and weird.

Not that Ms Harman was going to let Mr Cameron's remarks slide.

"Can I just say in his initial response to my question that he won the election, he's the Prime Minister. He doesn’t need to do ranting and sneering and gloating, he can just answer the question.

"And frankly he should show a bit more class."

Mr Cameron, nestled among men (and a few women) of his own class and background, did not seem the least bit bothered.