David Cameron thinks William Hague is the 'greatest living Yorkshireman'. Here are five people that appear to have slipped his mind

The Prime Minister's impression of the First Secretary of the State during his Conservative Party conference speech was utterly terrifying

Jenn Selby
Wednesday 01 October 2014 14:29
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William Hague

The nation cringed in unison as David Cameron paid tribute to William Hague in an utterly terrifying fashion during his speech at the Conservative Party Conference earlier.

Not only did the Prime Minister quote the First Secretary of the State’s teenage address to the conference aged just 16 by employing the phrase “some of you won’t be here in 30 years time”, but he did so my mimicking his Yorkshire accent.

“All right, I won't give up the day job,” he said, no doubt to sighs of mixed relief and disappointment.

“Now, when he was a teenager he didn't only address the Tory Party conference, he read Hansard in bed and he had a record collection that apparently consisted of one album by Dire Straits and dozens of speeches by Winston Churchill. His dad said: 'He was just a normal happy boy.'

1) Sir Patrick Stewart

A legend on screen, on the stage, in real life and on the internet. He’s also a life-long member of the Labour Party. Which might have put the PM off a tad.

2) Alan Bennett

You know, only one of the country’s most influential living playwrights. Knows a thing or two about writing a script.

Alan Bennett was asked what Britain excels at the most by BBC Radio 4 to mark the 50th anniversary of the World at One programme

3) David Hockney

There are few more influential British artists of the 20th century than this lad.

David Hockney had 600,000 visitors flock to his 2012 Royal Academy Show

4) Geoffrey Boycott OBE

The former Yorkshire and England cricketer and one of the country’s most successful ever opening batsman. First person whose name comes up when you type ‘greatest living Yorkshireman’ into Google, too. Well. He was before all this Hague nonsense.

5) Jarvis Cocker

Erm, HELLO CAMERON? A Sheffield-born indie demi-God who publicly blasted Gordon Brown, then declared there was “no credible alternative” for the UK other than a Conservative government? You missed a powerful PR trick there, son.

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