David Cameron visits Unilever in India – but he can’t remember a single Unilever brand

18th February, 2013 11:44 am

Cameron is promoting British businesses in India – but one in particular will be disappointed with him, namely Unilever who he visited in India today. When asked if he could name a Unilever brand that was close to him, he couldn’t name a single one. That’s some quality briefing work there from Downing Street. Here’s Cameron’s gaffe in full:

Some Unilever brands Cameron could mentioned are Bovril, Pot Noodle, Lynx, Dove, Persil, Sure, Timotei, Stork, Flora, Cif, Lipton, Hellman’s and I can’t believe it’s not butter.

We can’t believe Cameron’s not better prepared… 

  • AO

    he did mentioned about Unilever Brand – Pears

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000407822854 Chris Curran

      Does Pears still exist?

  • UlyssesReturns

    Ed Milliband talks in parliament every week and can’t recall a single mistake made whilst a member of the labour government. Badly briefed or just a liar?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000407822854 Chris Curran

      Cameron is an excellent PR man, which is what he started life as. If he can’t lie and get away with it, he can prevaricate, or make a joke of the ignorance of MPs. I wouldn’t trust him one single millimetre.

  • realfish

    And not only that, when asked, the Environment Minister didn’t know that there were 1,743 different processed meals on the shelves of our supermarkets. Disgraceful

  • markfergusonuk

    He said pears on whatever it is – so he obviously didn’t know

  • trapezium

    Incredible. What an earth-shattering gaffe. This ought to be front page news all over the world.

  • Monkey_Bach

    Apparently the Indian media hardly noticed Cameron had set foot on the sub-continent. Hardly any coverage in the Indian press or much mention on Indian TV and radio. Eeek.

  • John Ruddy

    Apart from all the mistakes he’s apologised for.

  • Monkey_Bach

    Well, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy certainly made a splash and were anything but ignored when they visited the UK! As far as Britain and India goes visits by foreign dignitaries are not quite the same thing though are they? India was a very important part of the British Empire for some 90 years and so I do personally find it very odd that a visit from a serving British Prime Minister appears to have garnered such little interest as far as the Indian media is concerned. And after such determined sucking-up by Cameron too! But there you go! Eeek.

  • Monkey_Bach

    The event you mention is called Prime Minister’s Questions not Leader of the Opposition’s Questions. Miliband is supposed to ask and Cameron is supposed to answer. But usually he doesn’t because he doesn’t know, isn’t sure, is being evasive, or doesn’t want to say. Which is a pity. It would be nice to get a straight answer from the Prime Minister once in a while. Eeek.

  • Pingback: Alison McGovern MP - Wirral MP comments on increase in unemployment in Wirral - Alison McGovern MP()

  • Pingback: Does the Monarchy Hurt Canada’s Exporters? | The Past Speaks()


  • Featured News Corbyn will boost Labour’s chances in Scotland, say LabourList readers

    Corbyn will boost Labour’s chances in Scotland, say LabourList readers

        LabourList readers overwhelmingly believe that Jeremy Corbyn will improve Scottish Labour’s chances in the Holyrood elections next month. A latest poll in Scotland gives the SNP a 35 point lead over Labour, but many believe that a more left wing Labour will begin to turn their fortunes around – 70% of people who took our survey this week think Corbyn will make things better by this May. Given the dire straits Scottish Labour find themselves in, and the […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Featured Now is the time to renew, not retreat

    Now is the time to renew, not retreat

    When the exit poll appeared on our screens at 10pm on 7 May, the floor gave way beneath the Labour Party. Like me, every candidate, activist and supporter across the country felt a sickening sense of disappointment and disbelief. It got worse than we all feared at that moment. We got a majority Conservative government. Since that fateful night Jeremy Corbyn’s meteoric rise to the leadership has had a profound and far-reaching impact on the Labour Party, and on the […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Featured What is Momentum? It means not waiting until we’re in Government to get things done

    What is Momentum? It means not waiting until we’re in Government to get things done

    Labour is in opposition and I hate it. This week I’ve been in Manchester where the Conservative Party had their annual Conference. It would be easy to feel impotent watching the government crow over how they are “making work pay” while cutting tax credits that clobber the working poor. According to the trade union Unison, the Tory policy will see a teaching assistant with one child earning £16,300 per year lose £1,845.20 per year. Or announce “affordable starter homes” that […]

    Read more →
  • Comment It’s not enough to put equality into your speech, you need to put it in your legislation too

    It’s not enough to put equality into your speech, you need to put it in your legislation too

    Equality formed a prominent part of Cameron’s speech yesterday. I waited with bated breath for the end of his section on equality, expecting an announcement of some sort – something bold to help make tangible, real progress on tackling discrimination and achieving equality. As the applause died down, Cameron swiftly moved on to the next subject. This really does sum up the Conservative party on equality – all sound bites and no action. Equality is not just a buzzword with […]

    Read more →
  • Featured News Jeremy Corbyn campaigners set up new Momentum group

    Jeremy Corbyn campaigners set up new Momentum group

    Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign have organised to set up a new “grassroots network”, called Momentum. The group plans to organise events, rallies and policy consultations, hoping to tap into the large numbers energised by Corbyn’s leadership bid, and begin campaigning on local issues and within Labour. They plan on Momentum nationally acting as an umbrella organisation for local groups across the country, encouraging people to join Labour and help build a party with the “policies and collective will” […]

    Read more →
Share with your friends