This Powerline article alludes to a certain heckle, "Who Are You?" directed at UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and that Nigel Farage employs to much less success at the EU as sort of a mainstay in the rough and tumble of British politics. Is this a reoccurring joke in British politics, used with some regularity during Parliament sessions? Are there others? To timebox this, say in the last 25 years are still in use.

So reoccurring in this instance means in use by more than one MP. It can't just be some MP's tag line or something.

  • Others within what timeframe? Otherwise this is probably hopelessly broad. – Fizz Oct 28 '19 at 15:49
  • @fizz say the last 25 years – K Dog Oct 28 '19 at 15:50
  • I'm also not sure what counts as a put down. The usual talk of "sedentary position" comes across as highly specific jargon, but could also be construed as a put down etc. Also, does it have to be used by more than one MP? Otherwise Bercow is well known for some his idiosyncratic phrasing (which is certainly deliberate). – Fizz Oct 28 '19 at 15:54
  • @Fizz Putdown is something disparaging that evokes laughter. And yes, by more than one MP. – K Dog Oct 28 '19 at 15:58
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    The "Who are ya?" taunt most likely stems from a popular football chant that originated in the mid-90s, and is indeed intended as a put-down. I wasn't aware of it being used in Parliament and can't attest to its regularity, so I'm posting this as a comment rather than an answer. – F1Krazy Oct 28 '19 at 16:07

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