In what is fast becoming a pre-big speech tradition, David Cameron sent into the virtual ether a picture of him diligently working away on his his party conference speech.
Here he is...
Working on my speech for tomorrow, when I'll set out how we make Britain a place everyone can be proud to call home. pic.twitter.com/2We9sja28N— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 30, 2014
Notice the studious atmosphere, the neatly stacked papers and MOST IMPORTANTLY those Union Jack cufflinks.
The desk had its share of fans too.
@David_Cameron I like ur desk— Loken (@SeventyTwo_) September 30, 2014
But despite the PM's best efforts to portray his leadership ability in one not-too-natural looking photo, inevitably most responses were rather mocking.
Oh no, wait! There was some support.
@David_Cameron Good luck...I am sure you will do a tad better than Milliband!— Loreburne (@Loreburne) September 30, 2014
@David_Cameron hope you mention the deficit ;)— Chris Hanrahan (@CHanrahan1982) September 30, 2014
@David_Cameron I got my registration for the next election because I want to support the best Prime Minister— People's Princess (@Maica3Maica) September 30, 2014
Even from across the pond.
@David_Cameron Can I move there? I'm tired of the US government being ridiculous.— Eileen (@mylifeback) September 30, 2014
Some gentle ribbing ensued.
@David_Cameron stop procrastinating on twitter silly billy— Amitai (@taitoush) September 30, 2014
But it soon turned...
@David_Cameron Liar.— Nick Lloyd (@thenicklloyd) September 30, 2014
@David_Cameron by resigning?— rachel☕️ (@xrachelthomas) September 30, 2014
Some had their own ideas of what would make the country great.
@David_Cameron Does it involve the Tory party fucking off to an active volcano?— Renaldo Moon (@Ren_aldo_Moon) September 30, 2014
@David_Cameron When you are kicked out Britain will be a place I will be able to be proud of again.— Tom Wilson (@tomwilson23) September 30, 2014
@David_Cameron start by addressing your policies that have targeted the most vulnerable in society and stop the privatisation of the NHS.— Ryan Davies (@RaianUK) September 30, 2014
@David_Cameron You could start by not ruining the NHS or impoverishing millions of people or persecuting the sick and disabled. Uncivilised!— James KM Blake (@BlakeKM) September 30, 2014
While others questioned just who would benefit.
@David_Cameron Will you be addressing the whole nation or your preferred audience of the 1%?— Mukhtar Karim (@mukhtarkarim) September 30, 2014
And there was a whole load of grief reserved solely for those cufflinks.
Suggest a correction
@David_Cameron As if anyone still wears cufflinks.— Kev W (@welterw888) September 30, 2014