Show Hide image Politics 9 April 2015 Nick Boles learns a valuable lesson in not asking silly rhetorical questions on Twitter Planning minister scores a solid own goal. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Ask yourself this. Who does Vladimir Putin want to see running Britain after 7th May? — Nick Boles (@NickBolesMP) April 9, 2015 Pity the poor planning minister. While Nick Boles isn't known for being among the coalition's sharpest, he is something of a tool; as evidenced by his hamfisted attempt to score points around the Trident debate this morning by asking the above question. We know what he thinks the correct answer is: Ed Miliband, because David Cameron has notoriously been so great at foreign affairs during his time as PM. But, of course, asking such a rhetorical question on Twitter always invites answers... @NickBolesMP Vladimir Putin — WelshRacer (@Welshracer) April 9, 2015 .@NickBolesMP H from Steps, maybe? — David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) April 9, 2015 @NickBolesMP @ostercywriter Noel Edmonds ? — James MacDonald (@jamesma51284102) April 9, 2015 @mrjamesob is it Jeremy Clarkson? — Henry Scowcroft (@oh_henry) April 9, 2015 @NickBolesMP You? Is this a trick question? — Julie Carlisle (@JuliecarJulie) April 9, 2015 Alan Shearer? @NickBolesMP — Ern Malley (@loveandgarbage) April 9, 2015 Barry Scott from the Cillit Bang adverts? @NickBolesMP — Eddie Robson (@EddieRobson) April 9, 2015 @NickBolesMP Is it astrologer to the stars, Jonathan Cainer? — Huw (@ed_son) April 9, 2015 ...though of course, the best answers were even more to the point: .@NickBolesMP you are a moron, there is no other explanation for this — Pete Clarke (@creativeblock_) April 9, 2015 › “The only spinster in the House of Commons”: how women have fared in Parliament I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Everything that is wonderful about The Sun’s HMS Global Britain Brexit boat Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Are celebrities deliberately messing up their award show performances?