Euro MP Tom Wise failed to impress his contemporaries this week with yet another puerile UKIP contribution to an intense discussion on the merits of an attractive and intelligent Hungarian female MEP, Lívia Járóka.
Whilst politicians across the spectrum leapt to her defence following an appallingly sexist remark by Danish right-wing MEP Mogens Camre, the East of England member entered the e-mail debate to quote George Bernard Shaw in an attempt to get a bit of attention, adding:
"I am reminded of the George Bernard Shaw comment on combining brains and beauty. When it was a suggested by a delightful young lady that with his brains and her beauty their children would be future superfolk, GBS replied 'Ah yes, but what if they had your brains & my beauty?'
Unsurprisingly, not one MEP responded, especially once he had been outshone by an even more racist and sexist Bulgarian observer, whose outrageous comments were universally panned, taking the debate to a whole new level.
Source: European Parliament