David Cameron used his speech to the Conservative Party conference to make a joke about having sex with his wife Samantha. And taxes.
In an attack on Labour's economic policies, the prime minister targeted Jeremy Corbyn's economic adviser Richard Murphy.
"We live in a country where the main opposition party – let’s not forget, the alternative government – believes in nationalising industries without compensation, jacking up taxes to 60 per cent of people’s income, and printing money," he said.
"There’s an academic called Richard Murphy. He’s the Labour Party’s new economics guru, and the man behind their plan to print more money.
"He gave an interview a few weeks ago. He was very frank. He admitted that Labour’s plan would cause a 'sterling crisis', but to be fair he did add, and I quote, that it 'would pass very quickly'.
Cameron added: "His book is actually called 'The Joy of Tax'. I’ve read it. I took it home to show Samantha. It’s got 64 positions. And none of them work."
David Cameron stands onstage with wife Samantha following his keynote speech to delegates.
While everyone was recovering from that. Cameron dropped in another off-script sex joke about rugby. "I was a hooker," he told activists. "And by the way that is a factual statement not a chapter of Michael Ashcroft’s book."
Just asked if PM really *had* taken Joy Of Tax home to read to SamCam. No.10 source: "that was poetic licence" #dirtyjobbutsomeonesgottadoit
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) October 7, 2015
Commentators on Twitter watching the speech were surprised and horrified in equal measure.
— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) October 7, 2015
DAVID CAMERON DID A SEX JOKE #CPC15
— Callum May (@callummay) October 7, 2015
David Cameron just made a sex joke.
— Patrick Smith (@psmith) October 7, 2015
"I was a hooker," David Cameron says in ANOTHER AD-LIBBED SEX JOKE THAT WASN'T IN THE SCRIPT ARGH.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) October 7, 2015
If you aren't watching this speech, you've just missed David Cameron making a joke about his wife and sexual positions
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) October 7, 2015
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