David Cameron’s use of the word “tw*t” has certainly generated some debate on a quiet news day.
Not sure it quite rivals the John Spellar incident 10 years ago, however, when the then armed forces minister declared: “These cuts must be stopped”. At least that’s what he meant to say. An erroneous “n” crept in to the word “cuts”, giving an entirely different meaning. As Paul Linford points out, the phrase never made it into Hansard but has still become a Commons legend. Read more