Bernie Grant..

Bernie Grant, the most colourful of Britain's post-war black MPs, once found himself invited to a reception for Commonwealth parlia-mentarians. He had represented the tough inner-London seat of Tottenham for five years, during which time he had established a reputation for shooting from the hip which had made him one of the best-known backbenchers in Parliament. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh passed among the politicians, shaking hands. The Duke was the first to arrive in front of Grant.
 'And who are you?' asked the Duke in his usual offhand manner. 'I'm Bernie Grant, MP,' he answered proudly. To which the Duke responded, 'And in which country is that?'