David Cameron has caused an outcry after telling lesbian shadow Treasury chief secretary Angela Eagle to ‘calm down, dear’ during Prime Minister’s Questions.
The incident occurred while Eagle was grilling him on the subject of hospital waiting times. Cameron repeated the phrase several times until the Speaker, John Bercow, was forced to interrupt in order to calm him down.
The Labour Party is calling on Cameron to issue an apology. A party spokesperson said his attitude was “sexist, insulting and patronising”.
Eagle told BBC News she’d been ““patronised by better people than the prime minister” and suggested he may want to apologise for the state of the economy first.