The BBC celebrate the late Labour MP Tony Banks, "known for acid tongue and sharp wit", who "will be remembered for his hilarious insults"
"Tory MP, Terry Dicks, was dismissed as "living proof that a pig's bladder on the end of a stick can be elected to Parliament".
The former sports minister, who became Lord Stratford last year, showed reputations did not intimidate him when he accused Lady Thatcher of having "the sensitivity of a sex-starved boa-constrictor" during a Commons debate.
He added to that by calling the former Prime Minister a "half mad old bag lady" on another occasion.
Former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke was "a pot-bellied old soak" while another former Prime Minister John Major was "so unpopular, if he became a funeral director people would stop dying".
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats were "woolly-hatted, muesli-eating, Tory lick-spittles"."
Just let me pick myself up off the floor - that is so funny.
First Ronnie Barker. Then Richard Pryor.
Now another comic genius has left us.
UPDATE - perfect comment on the BBC 'Have Your Say' page.
"He had the courage of his prejudices, and he tolerated that of which he approved".
Merry Christmas Mr Islamist
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