Good to see Ashley Mote's commitment to serving his constituents remains undimmed. After a constituent enquired about the Government's plans to introduce 'positive' discrimination legislation, the great philosopher king wrote back saying:
"In future, as an employer, you will be expected to give preference not to the best candidate for the job but to a black homosexual female dwarf who is a rehabilitated drug addict (what about rehabilitated convicted fraudsters Ashley?) in a wheelchair."
Helpful Mr Mote keeping his constituents informed!
Of course Ash, who will be leaving the European Parliament next June is very pleased with himself and his wonderful wit. However, without wishing to burst his bubble, the gag is not his own - pilfered (and misquoted) from 'Yes, Minister'.