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5 May 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

Does Cameron really stink of fish?

Quote of the campaign, says Guffwatch!

By Sophie Elmhirst

I just spied this on the BBC News live feed:

1337: You can’t please everybody, it seems, even when you work right through the night. When David Cameron and his entourage met junior school children in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, one pupil blurted out: “You all smell of fish.” Clearly, the tell-tale signs of that earlier visit to the fish market in Grimsby are still lingering.

Definitely, without even a momentary shadow of a doubt, Guffwatch’s favourite moment of the 2010 election campaign. Child, whoever you are, in one swoop you have expressed the suspicions of a nation. I’ve long thought most things about Cambo were a bit fishy, but would never have dared express it quite so eloquently.

Also, the King of Children, as said child shall now be known, gave a masterclass in guff-free speech. Take note, you legion of guff-prone politicians. Say it how it is. If the man smells of fish, tell him he smells of fish. This is essentially the Guffwatch motto.

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