Following the revelation that energy secretary Ed Davey wears jumpers at home, Downing Street became further embroiled in the row over escalating energy costs when the prime minister’s spokesperson agreed the advice was something people should consider.
The Downing Street press office was then quickly forced to backtrack, releasing a statement saying: “It is entirely false to suggest the prime minister would advise people they should wear jumpers to stay warm.”
So what’s it to be? Jumpers or no jumpers? I for one want to know where the government stands on wearing long johns.
Within minutes of “jumper-gate”, Twitter uses responded with the hashtag #CameronHeatingTips. Here are the best.
#CameronHeatingTipsPut on weight, the extra fat will keep you warm until Spring. Dog chocolate only costs 25p per bar you know.
— Scott Newhouse (@ScottRNewhouse) October 18, 2013
Get the servants to heat up the moat and claim it on expenses. #cameronheatingtips
— Brian Bradley (@bradley915) October 18, 2013
Warm yourself up by vigorously vandalising a restaurant. #cameronheatingtips
— Dean Ward (@Maccadaynu) October 18, 2013
Don’t put your jumper on inside or you won’t feel the benefit, I mean, get any benefits. #CameronHeatingTips
— Chris Farnell (@thebrainofchris) October 18, 2013
Always ensure your children are wearing vests in cold weather. Phone Eton College every day to check. #CameronHeatingTips
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) October 18, 2013
#cameronheatingtipsAccuse any elderly lady with a cat of witchcraft. Burn them. Also solves the care crisis.
— Zombie Plaguedoc (@theplaguedoc) October 18, 2013
Get one of your gardeners to cut down trees from your estate & then ask your butler to stoke your fire. #CameronHeatingTips
— John Broggio (@JohnBroggio) October 18, 2013
Bottle all the Hot Air being generated in Parliament and sell it off to public at an undervalued price #CameronHeatingTips
— I Spaniel (@spaniel_i) October 18, 2013
Make a pair of wings and fly close to the sun #CameronHeatingTips
— Mark Davies (@BlueDeltaMarky) October 18, 2013
Unravel Boris Johnson’s hair and knit a cardie wi’ it. #CameronHeatingTips
— Weedgie The Dug (@WeedgieTheDug) October 18, 2013
RT @johnprescott: Government launches new controversial poster van campaign #cameronheatingtipspic.twitter.com/6BS8eW1Bko
— Chris Owens (@ChrisVOwens) October 18, 2013
#CameronHeatingTipsChop down the badgers’ goal posts and burn.
— SammyCat (@manseydoll) October 18, 2013
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