Top videos of 2011: #9: Calm down dear leader, calm down

We continue our countdown of the ten best videos of 2011 with David Cameron’s “calm down dear” comments in the House.


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Number nine is an example (one of many this year) of the prime minsiter’s ‘women problem’, the crude, laddish behaviour that sparked a front page apology in the Sunday Times (£), and may well have influenced the legislative agenda as he desperately tried to undo the damage caused.

Here he is, in April, telling Angela Eagle to “calm down, dear”:

See also:

Osborne’s mini-budget takes £1.7bn from womenAlex Hern, December 21st 2011

Two weeks after ‘fixing’ it, Cameron creates a new “women problem”Alex Hern, October 17th 2011

Has the coalition lost the plot on growth?Shamik Das, July 28th 2011

Cameron, Clarke, Dorries, Willetts: The Tories keep screwing up on gender equalityDaniel Elton, May 22nd 2011

Where are all the women?Ronit Wolfson, May 24th 2011

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