Conor Burns MP (right) with the late Baroness Thatcher. She probably thought she was sitting next to Nixon.

Conor Burns MP (right) with the late Baroness Thatcher. She probably thought she was sitting next to Nixon.

In case people start to think that it’s only the Kippers who make comments worthy of the late Bernard Manning, here’s this story from Private Eye… for the 11-24 January 2013, writes the Beast.

It reports how the Tory MP Conor Burns was extremely upset about the coarse nature of the humour in the Big Fat Quiz of the past year during the festive season. It also reminds readers of a racist joke he told at a Tory meeting ten years previously in 2003.

Tory MP Conor Burns led the condemnation of Channel 4 for screening the controversial Big Fat Quiz of 2012.

“So what does tickle his funnybone? This the same Conor Burns who, as we revealed in Eye 1262, brought the house down at a right-wing dinner in 2003 with a gag Denis Thatcher had told him about how CHOGM did not, in fact, stand for Commonwealth heads of Government Meeting but for C**ns Holidaying on Government Money. Boom! Boom!”

Conor Burns is the Conservative MP for Bournemouth West. A general election is to take place on May 7.

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