He [Ed Balls] said that he would be tough on the deficit and tough on the causes of the deficit. As he is one of the causes of the deficit, I think we've just found the first ever example of political maso-sadism.
David Cameron, the prime minister of the United Kingdom
As shouts of "sadomasochism!" rang out around the Commons, speaker John Bercow intervened.
"Order, order," he implored. "We all know what the prime minister meant."
Meanwhile, we also have the prime minister to thank, indirectly, for this gif of Ed Balls pretending to whip him.
What a time to be alive.
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