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MERSEY MP Angela Eagle fiercely denied making a naughty gesture at David Cameron, as their Commons feud was reignited.
Conservative MPs turned their fire on the Wallasey MP, claiming she had wiggled her pinkie finger at the Prime Minister across the chamber.
They insisted the gesture was widely-recognised to be a derogatory reference to the size of someone’s manhood, popular with Hollywood film-makers.
Anne Main, a Tory backbencher, told politicshome.com, a Westminster website: “That’s very much what it looked like. We’re trying to work out what you call that gesture. ‘Giving it the Wiener’ seems to be the consensus.”
But Ms Eagle – who was controversially told to “calm down, dear” by Mr Cameron earlier this year, sparking a furious row – insisted the claim was nonsense. The MP, Labour’s shadow Commons Leader, said: “I was commenting on the size of GDP growth. Why would I care about anything but the size of GDP figures?”
This week, it was announced that output grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, but that follows three quarters when the economy stagnated.
Every week at Prime Minister’s questions, shadow Chancellor Ed Balls attempts to wind up Mr Cameron by turning his palm downward – to illustrate how the economy is flat-lining.