How sad that David Cameron had to resort to such a cheap insult against Ed Balls. A man of his education really should be able to do better. Here are some of my favourite examples of stylish and clever insults:
“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend…. if you have one.” – George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second…. if there is one.” – Winston Churchill, in response.
“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends..” – Oscar Wilde
“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” – Billy Wilder
“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” – William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).