Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow showed his versatality in writing a "sex tips" guide, on how to lure drunken girls into bed, in his "good young days."
With his wife's candid confessional about her binge-drinking past still fresh on everyone's mind, his having penned the John Bercow Guide To Understanding Women emerged.
AdvertisementThe guidebook had been written for a Conservative student magazine in 1986 when Bercow was just a 23-year-old Lambeth councillor, and in it he offered advice on how to pick up drunk girls, how to pick up virgins and how to get rid of a girl after sex.
Readers were treated to observations such as "women will settle for anything that breathes and has a credit card" and the excruciating chat-up line: "If you're free later maybe we could go back to your place and name your breasts."
At the time Bercow was also the chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students.
A spokesman for the Speaker confirmed that he was the author of the piece, which appeared in Armageddon, a low-budget magazine said to have a "tiny circulation".
"This article appeared in a magazine that specialised in being both funny and provocative. It in no way reflects the Speaker's views today," the Times Online quoted his spokesman as saying.