We Tories secretly employ members of our own families, Tory leader David Cameron revealed today, but we're too thick to know what nepotism means.
In the wake of the Derek Conway controversy, Cameron declared that use of the word 'nepotism', which quite literally means "undue favoritism to one's relations and close friends" was beyond him.
Mr Cameron also said that his frontbench team was so thick that declaring family arrangements publicly from April 1 would be a "good first step" to knowing that nepotism meant the same thing.
"Nobody is complaining about the serious crime of nepotism, we are just employing members of our own families, which is a quite different thing altogether."
"We have carried out a ring-round among almost all the Conservative Members of Parliament and not one, like me, knows what nepotism means."
Similarly, Prime Minister Gordon Brown responded by saying he will tell Labour MPs to declare if they have family members working for them. He could have used the word nepotism, but being as thick, if not thicker, than Cameron he used ten words when one would do.
Do you think nepotism is a hereditary disease? If so, you can go straight to the House of Frauds.