LDV Caption Competition: Clegg, Cam & Lansley “You can hear the white coats flapping” Edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader…

Here’s David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Andrew Lansley rolling up their sleeves over the NHS reforms — what do you think might be being said or thought by or about them?

And the winner of our last caption comp is…

Some fantastic entries for our most recent caption competition, Ed Davey “I’ve got Energy” Edition.

The winner, according to The Voice’s judging panel of one, was this one by Tabman, with a highly commended offering by Tony Dawson here.

Got a photo of a prominent Lib Dem you think would work well for a future caption competition? Then please email us at [email protected].

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • Tony Greaves 11th Feb '12 - 4:16pm

    We are that close to pulling the Bill.

    Tony Greaves (may even be true).

  • Daniel Henry 11th Feb '12 - 4:46pm

    Cameron: Right! I’m ready to muck in! Who needs surgery?

    Nick: I think there’s one over there who needs their spleen removed!!

    Lansley (thinking to himself): When I said we need to prove the need to put doctors in charge of the NHS rather than politicians this is NOT what I had in mind!!

  • David Allen 11th Feb '12 - 6:18pm

    Cameron: Just look how few resources you really need!

    (thanks to my wife Ruth for this one)

  • Nurse: You can wash your hands as much as you like David, you won’t get the blood of the NHS off them…

  • Nurse: I’m really sorry, Mr Clegg, we’ve looked everywhere but we can’t find your backbone
    Cameron (in a Mr Burns style): Excellent!

  • Dave… “I’m washing my hands of the whole affair!”

  • @ Jason,
    Lansley: “You try it mate and I’ll stick this scalpel in you”

  • Cheltenham Robin 11th Feb '12 - 8:23pm

    Cameron says:

    “If we moved the beds closer so that they were about this far apart, we could triple the number of beds per ward.”

  • LDV Caption competition: Clegg, Cam and Lansley:

    “So where are the NHS patients then?”

  • Nurse – sorry sir, you can’t come in here without a tie
    Clegg – here’s Khmer Wan, all the way from Bangkok

    (With apologies to Morecambe & Wise)

  • Cameron: Someone give Nick a tie this long so he can try tucking it into his shirt & miss what we’re doing.

  • “We’re ready to take on the Men in Black now.”

    “U C R NHS Billz all white now innit?”

    Nurse: “Where’s the fourth horseman?”


    “That’s Paul Burstow in the mincer. I told you we could find painless 25 per cent NHS savings”

  • Cameron ” we’ll keep this much of the hospital for NHS patients and the rest can be for private patients”

  • Cameron: “Nick, between your left wing and my right wing, we’ve got about this much space to operate in”

  • Jayne Mansfield 12th Feb '12 - 1:36am

    Watch carefully, this is how one does an hourly round.

  • Dave…”This dossier shows all the advantages this bill will mean to the NHS”….
    Nurse…”Er, what dossier Prime Minister?”

  • Robin McGhee 12th Feb '12 - 10:12am

    ‘And the influence of Lansley’s donors was THIS much…’

  • The nurse at the front: And now I’ll show you our latest bit of kit – we call it the Hasc Bill – it can dissolve the NHS and destroy Tory electability, both at the same time!

  • Name takenagain 12th Feb '12 - 3:40pm

    Right, boys, keep up the squeeze. It won’t be long before they crack up and they’ll be GRATEFUL when we hand them over to KPMG and McKinsey

  • Cameron: OK lads lets get stuck in and get this lot cleared out of here.

  • LDV Caption competition

    Nurse: “So Prime minster how much confidence do you have in Mr Lansley?”

    Cameron: “About this much.”

  • Alex Scott-Samuel 12th Feb '12 - 9:29pm

    Caption for LDV Caption Competition: Clegg, Cam & Lansley:

    “Let us pay”

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