ARE you a Tory MP who thinks it’s a jolly jape to spout offensive rubbish and generally be an embarrassment? Here’s how to go about it.
Mention the war until it becomes abnormal
Tory MP Mark Francois apparently won’t submit to “bullying by any German”, like his father in WW2. Definitely keep mentioning the war until you sound actually mad, like someone who won’t eat at Cafe Rouge because of the bastard Normans.
Be a sociopath
Stab your allies – and your boss – in the back, or simply show fuck all interest in anything that is not your career. You’re on the right track if you make Patrick Bateman out of American Psycho look like an essentially decent guy with a few issues.
Be fucking irresponsible
This week Jacob Rees-Mogg decided to stir up the already disastrous Brexit negotiations by saying Britain should sabotage the EU. He’s a Tory, the party of personal and financial responsibility and… oh, wait.
Turn out to be very, very strange
There’s a long history of oddball MPs like Ann Widdecombe, who the media love but who in reality are pretty weird. But with party discipline at rock bottom, now’s your chance to push for your bizarre plan to make the unemployed wear electric shock collars and pick up litter.
Exploit the Brexiters for all they’re worth
Further your career with Brexit, knowing you’ll suffer no real financial harm. Then if it does go tits up, rub the electorate’s nose in it by making a fortune from TV appearances, including having a super time earning £70k for appearing on Channel 5’s Celebrity Can You Build a Log Cabin?.