Danny Dyer cuts to the chase (and takes his cue from Neil Kinnock)
Watch: The cockney hard man has beef with 'the geezer' known as David Cameron.
As England put on a lacklustre World Cup performance against Belgium on Thursday night, it fell to Danny Dyer to entertain the nation.
Appearing on ITV's Good Evening Britain alongside a random line-up including Jeremy Corbyn, Pamela Anderson, David Ginola, Ed Balls, Harry Redknapp and James Cleverly, the Eastenders actor was asked how he thought Brexit was going. To which, he growled:
"Who knows about Brexit? No one’s got a clue what Brexit is, yeah? You watch Question Time - it’s comedy. No one knows what it is, it’s like this mad riddle so no one knows what it is.”
Then it got better as Dyer appeared to have taken a lesson from the oratory of Neil Kinnock, who famously slammed the “grotesque chaos of a Labour council hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out redundancy notices to its own workers”.
According to Tony Blair's former speech writer Philip Collins, "that metaphorical use of scuttle to suggest insects, the black cabs feeding on something grotesque, showed a politician with the poetic ability to say a lot quickly." Taking aim at the former prime minister in a similar vein to how Kinnock attacked the hard left in his 1985 Labour conference speech, Dyer continued:
"So what’s happened to that twat David Cameron? How can he scuttle off? He called all this on.”
And then came the coup de grâce:
“Where is he? He’s in Europe - in Nice - with his trotters up. Where is the geezer? I think he should be held account for it. Twat."
Cameron is yet to deny scuttling off to Nice and putting his trotters up…