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
— 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