David Cameron likens Alex Salmond to ‘pickpocket’

David Cameron made the comment off-screen during an appearance on ITV show This Morning. Picture: Getty
David Cameron made the comment off-screen during an appearance on ITV show This Morning. Picture: Getty
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DAVID Cameron has been caught joking about Alex Salmond pinching people’s wallets in remarks broadcast after a TV interview ended.

The Prime Minister, who had just done a viewer call-in on ITV’s This Morning, made the comment as host Phillip Schofield moved on to the next item.

Mr Schofield said: “Up next, a man who can pinch your wallet, your watch and even your tie without you noticing.”

Mr Cameron, who was off camera, could then be heard saying: “Is that Alex Salmond?”

Co-host Amanda Holden burst out laughing at the remark as the programme went to ads.

In the interview, Mr Cameron admitted the “close election” means he is not getting to see his family as much as he would like, revealing his four-year-old-daughter often asks if he has won the election yet.

Alex Salmond. Picture: Getty

Alex Salmond. Picture: Getty

The Prime Minister outlined his plans on the This Morning sofa and admitted the race for power would be close all the way to May 7.

The Tory leader vowed to give the campaign “everything I have got”.

He said: “(My family) are sad they are not seeing as much of me as they were but they are very enthusiastic.

“Even Florence gets there’s a blue team and I’m in charge. She keeps coming back home at night and saying ‘Daddy have you won the election yet?’

“(I say) ‘no, no it doesn’t work like that, it’s a long process’.

“This is I think such an important election for our country so I’m going to give it everything I have got.”