Lincolnshire butt of the joke in PM’s “rough sex on a farm” gag

Prime Minister David Cameron decided to lighten the mood among Conservative MPs anxious over the upcoming European Union referendum… by telling a joke at Lincolnshire’s expense.

The county, and its rural community in particular, bore the brunt of the PM’s wisecrack, which he is reported to have said at an ‘away day’ to calm nerves of an impending Conservative Party civil war over Europe.

According to reports in the Metro, Sunday Times and Mirror, Cameron invited MPs to a hotel near to his home in Chipping Norton for the team-building exercise.

The joke is reported to have gone down like this:


Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A man moves to Lincolnshire, and is lonely until he gets a visit from a local farmer.

The farmer invites him to a party, but warns him there will be a lot of heavy drinking.

The man agrees that a bit of booze is likely to help lubricate the evening, and help him make friends.

The farmer warns there will probably be a lot of fighting, but that doesn’t deter the newcomer.

Finally, the farmer says the evening will probably end with “a lot of rough sex”, but the new arrival shrugs and supposes that’s as good a way as any to get to know people in the community.

As the farmer turns to head home, the the man asks him what he should wear.

The farmer says: “You can wear whatever you like, because it’ll just be you and me.”


This is not the first time the PM has potentially offended a particular region in the UK.

In 2015, while rehearsing for a speech in Leeds, Cameron was caught on mic saying: “We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn’t realise they hated each other so much.”

Cameron later insisted that his remarks were a joke after going to watch England play Australia at Headingley.