There was no love lost between Labour MP Dawn Butler and Lee Anderson today when she called the newly defected Reform MP a ‘snowflake’ on X today. Anderson was responding to The Spectator front cover which showed an unflattering caricature of him holding a wooden plank, looking menacingly down at Rishi Sunak.

Caricatures are meant to be just that — caricatures — but the former deputy chair of the Tory party clearly didn’t see the funny side. He responded to the cover by claiming that it “made me look fat and old with a big nose”, rounding off the tantrum by warning that “legal advice being sought.” At least the Speccy artist didn’t include the Odysseus of Ashfield’s clay feet.