When it comes to insulting people there are two ways you can do it right? You can either just call them a name, which is satisfying, or you can say something that, if thought about for a moment is actually an attack. For some reason I;m thinking the latter is contained within a written question by the Labour MP, Dr Ian Gibson, a geneticist and all round scientific smartypants* by the looks of things.
Yesterday you see he asked the Leader of the Common if "she will make it her policy to make available to hon. Members training in correlation, significance and statistical analysis." Clearly Dr Gibson has concerns about the thickies around him methinks. Concerns well placed as well I imagine.
The answer, should anyone be interested, was that as far as Harriet Harman is concerned if any members want to learn how to number crunch they can claim it on expenses.
* The was a compliment not an insult.