The MP for Peterborough is not known for mincing his words. In a debate yesterday, though, Stewart Jackson took things to a whole new level when replying to Labour’s Catherine McKinnell:

“For the avoidance of doubt, I will be voting against Labour’s amendment. Although [Catherine McKinnell] is a very engaging spokesman for her party, her speech was mischievous, disingenuous, mealy-mouthed, patronising, leftie drivel—typical middle-class, tofu-munching, Guardian-reading Labour nonsense that said, “We know best what’s good for working people, not you.””

A memorable turn of phrase, made all the more so by McKinnell’s attempt to defend herself, followed by a swift backpedal in the hope of keeping the tofu-consuming community onside:

“I assure the hon. Gentleman that I do not eat tofu, although I do not think that those who do need to be quite so insulted.”

(Hat-tip to WelshRacer for spotting the exchange)