After his female Labour opponent was likened to a lingerie model, well-lunched sexist oaf and Tory MP Karl McCartney tried to evade criticism for supporting the attack by claiming it was funny.
In what is clearly a reference to the furore, McCartney has now suggested that his opponents are thick to understand the ‘joke’:
“With satire,the level of offence is often proportionate to the stupidity of the offended party.”
— Karl McCartney (@karlmccartney) March 30, 2014
We’re not holding our breath on that apology.