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… 

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  • AO

    he did mentioned about Unilever Brand – Pears

  • 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?

    • 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.

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