David Cameron is presumably now regretting telling Angela Eagle “Calm down, dear” during heated exchanges on the NHS. Her shadow treasury team colleague Ed Balls was certainly not impressed, repeatedly calling upon the prime minister to apologise.
In a transparent attempt to “win back the wimmin”, Cameron then claimed that Tory MP Sarah Wollaston was a future Commons speaker.
“I have to say to the honourable lady she is a lot better at getting them to shut up than I am. A future speaker in the making.”
Number 10 are attempting to spin this as a “humorous remark”.
They’ll have to do a lot better than that.