David Cameron had an egg thrown at him by a student while campaigning in Devon today. It's become that sort of dirty election.
The Tory leader was pretty nonplussed and simply changed his shirt and cracked a gag. After the Daily Mirror tried to confront him with a reporter dressed as a chicken yesterday, Cameron remarked that now he knew which came first: the chicken beat the egg.
That's all well and good and very dignified, but surely there would have been a stack of votes in it if Cameron had made the same response that John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister at the time, did when pelted with an egg in 2001. This video is always worth rewatching...
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