The moment that a Downing Street spokesman recommended wearing a jumper to reduce high energy bills, you knew that two things would happen. As sure as night follows day, the Labour leader spun a line criticising the ‘out of touch government’:
Their crime policy used to be ‘hug a hoodie’. Now their energy policy appears to be ‘wear a hoodie’ - @Ed_Miliband
— Labour Press Team (@labourpress) October 18, 2013
Cameron heard about #jumpergate whilst in his car. Pull over! he told his chauffeur
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) October 18, 2013
"We're all in knit together" #jumpergate
— Lucy Rigby (@LucyRigby) October 18, 2013
Another jumpergate headline from @smashmore_PH: "Wool I'll Be Darned"
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) October 18, 2013
Government launches new controversial poster van campaign #cameronheatingtips pic.twitter.com/4z9mJen62t
— John Prescott (@johnprescott) October 18, 2013
Breaking: @Number10gov issues official winter clothing guidance from @David_Cameron #jumpergate: pic.twitter.com/2NeORoQGKO
— Vincent McAviney (@VMcAVSKY) October 18, 2013
But, seriously though, pulling on a jersey is not the worst advice Mr S has ever heard. A little nanny-ish, perhaps, but common sense, surely?