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This TD is relieved that Enda doesn't have any strange engagements with pigs

The David Cameron pig-gate controversy got a run out in the Dáil earlier today.

THE SHOCKING CLAIM that David Cameron “put a private part” in a dead pig’s mouth got an unexpected mention in the Dáil today.

Last week, a Daily Mail serialisation of the new biography of the British Prime Minister, Call Me Dave, said that Cameron took part in a bizarre ritual when being initiated into a dining society at Oxford University .

An unnamed source told authors Isabel Oakeshott and peer Lord Ashcroft that Cameron ‘put a private part of his anatomy’ into the mouth of a dead pig. 

Downing Street and Conservative sources have dismissed the claims while Cameron said he is “too busy running the country” to sue Ashcroft, whom he fell out with in 2010. 

Today, the People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett rather impressively managed to raise the controversy – known as #piggate or #hameron on Twitter – in the Dáil.

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During a lengthy discussion on the implications for Ireland of a British exit from the EU, Boyd-Barrett began his statement by saying:

Taoiseach, let me express great relief that you suggest that your personalities are very different from the British Prime Minister.
Because I would hate to think that you’d anything in common with some of the rather bizarre goings-on of the British Prime Minister in his younger, university days with strange engagements with pigs. So that, at least, is a relief.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett politely asked the Dún Laoghaire TD to “stick to the politics”.

Quite. Still, some were impressed:

Read: Here’s what David Cameron has to say about claims he got too close to a pig

Read: A new book says David Cameron put “a private part” in a dead pig’s mouth

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