Friendly repartee in the confident knowledge of a safe seat or being cheeky to a senior citizen hard at work editing his new book?
Burns has a reputation for a wicked sense of humour. Apparently he bumped Mr Speaker Bercow’s car in the House of Commons car park. Bercow, a famously short man, said: “I’m not happy you know!” Burns is alleged to have responded: “Well, which dwarf are you then?”
On the basis of that, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt; I’m not sure I’ll vote for him though. When the alternatives are hanging or a firing-squad, how on earth does one make up one’s mind?