From Farage to Trump - 6 striking political insults in recent years

With the Guardian reporting that a Conservative donor called Corbyn a “twat” live on radio, here are 6 political insults thrown at politicians.

According to the Guardian, Charlie Mullins called Jeremy Corbyn a “twat” live on Radio 4. Here are six insults directed towards politicians - by politicians. Not surprisingly Donald Trump makes the list.

Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton

According to CNN, Donald Trump called his Democratic rival the “devil” during last year’s election campaign. Trump has a strong history of name-calling, especially when it comes to Clinton, with one nickname “Crooked Hillary” sticking.

David Cameron vs Jeremy Corbyn

During a feisty session of PMQs, in response to a question about his mother said to Jeremy Corbyn, “Ask my mother? I think I know what my mother would say. I think she’d look across the dispatch box and she’d say: put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem”, as reported by the Guardian.

“Sanctimonious c**t”?

A report by Buzzfeed points to evidence of Anna Soubry calling Ed Miliband a “sanctimonious c**t”. The audio clip is debatable and the MP reportedly told the Nottingham Post that she did not use such language and instead said “sanctimonious rubbish”. The clip can be accessed here.

Boris versus Corbyn

Soon after the recent general election campaign started, Boris Johnson had a go at the Labour leader, not with arguments and logic, but with insults. Johnson called Jeremy Corbyn a “mutton-headed old mugwump”, according to the Guardian.

Vince Cable versus Gordon Brown

After the financial crisis, Lib Dem Vince Cable – now his party’s leader – said of then prime minister Gordon Brown that he had gone from Stalin to Mr. Bean, as reported by the BBC.

Nigel Farage on Herman van Rompuy

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage mounted a strong attack on Herman van Rompuy who was EU president at the time, according to the Guardian.

Speaking the EU parliament’s chamber, Mr. Farage said:

“You have the charisma of a damp rag, and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk. And the question that I want to ask you, that we’re all going to ask you, is who are you? I’d never heard of you. Nobody in Europe had ever heard of you.”