My word, how does he do it?
It’s the snack that came back to bite one party leader – but Nigel Farage fearlessly tucked into a bacon buttie yesterday in front of photographers.
The Ukip chief was canvassing ahead of next week’s by-election in Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester, when his deputy leader Paul Nuttall ordered the MEP a bacon sandwich from a takeaway van.
Unlike Ed Miliband – who was subjected to widespread mockery – Mr Farage passed the test, taking sizeable mouthfuls throughout.
No, there is a serious point here. Which is that our next Prime Minister could be someone who is provably incapable of eating a bacon sandwich. Not on religious, ethical or moral grounds, any of those would be fine, but just in the physical ability to manage the process.
Is it too much to ask that those who would rule us be competent at something or other?