As Theresa May holds her first Prime Minister's Questions… enjoy these 14 pithy political put-downs!

Theresa May is holding her first Prime Minister's Questions
“He was the future once"
“A shiver looking for a spine to run up”
“I’ve met serial killers and assassins, but nobody scares me as much as Margaret Thatcher”
“He’s a lapdog who’s been skinned and turned into a shield to protect”
“If you were my husband, I’d poison your tea"
“The House has noticed the prime minister’s remarkable transformation in the last few weeks from Stalin to Mr. Bean”
“The right honourable and learned gentleman has twice crossed the floor of the House, each time leaving behind a trail of slime”
“Pompous, trite, high-sounding, cautiously guarded… he might as well have a corn cob up his arse”
“If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune. If anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity”
"Fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists, mostly"
“[She behaves] with the sensitivity of a sex-starved boa constrictor”
"He is a modest man, with much to be modest about"
"Neil Kinnock is a windbag, whose incoherent speeches spring from an incoherent mind"
“You have the charisma of a damp rag, and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk”

Scroll through the gallery by clicking the arrow on the right to see some great political put-downs from the past

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, appeared in her first Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons on Wednesday. 

Most critics agreed that she gave an impressive performance in what will be a weekly battle with the Opposition and, on occasions, her own side. 

Having completed that challenge, she is due to travel to meet Germany's leader Angela Merkel.

With all this political chat, it got us thinking back to some fantastic Commons face-offs from the past…

Scroll through the gallery above to see 14 pithy political put-downs