Jeremy Corbyn has said he is not interested in allegations about what David Cameron did or did not do with a pig while a student at university.
In an interview with the New Statesman magazine Mr Corbyn said he had “absolutely no response at all” to the story and that he was more concerned about allegations regarding knowledge of tax agreements, which made in the same book.
Call Me Dave, an unauthorised biography of Mr Cameron by former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft, made a number of allegations about the Prime Minister.
The peer alleges that Mr Cameron knew about his non-domiciled in 2009, stating that Mr Cameron was “fully aware of my status as a so-called non dom.
“Indeed we had a conversation about how we could delay revealing my tax arrangements until after the election,” he said.
Mr Ashcroft’s non-domiciled tax status became public knowledge in March 2010. The Prime Minister said at the time he had only known about it for a month.
“I am concerned about the alleged knowledge, or not, of the non-dom status of some of his friends in the House of Lords,” Mr Corbyn 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
The “pig” allegations, about which Mr Corbyn has said he has no interest, refers to an allegation that Mr Cameron inserted his private parts into the head of a dead pig whilst a student at Oxford University, which friends of Cameron say is "utter nonsense".
Lord Ashcroft said in the same book that the claim, allegedly made by an MP who attended the university at the same time as David Cameron, could have been a case of mistaken identity.
Downing Street has declined to comment on any of the allegations made in Lord Ashcroft’s book.Reuse content