... and marches around merrily, leaving a trail of skit in his wake.

Just when you didn't think he could top his "they should all be executed in front of their families" quip, he's now irked mental health charities throwing in his two cents regarding those who choose to take their own lives, thanks to his column in The Sun. Be warned, makes for queasy reading:

"I have the deepest sympathy for anyone whose life is so mangled and messed up that they believe death's icy embrace will be better.However, every year around 200 people decide that the best way to go is by hurling themselves in front of a speeding train. In some ways they are right. This method has a 90% success rate and it's extremely quick. However, it is a very selfish way to go because the disruption it causes is immense. And think what it's like for the poor train driver who sees you lying on the line and can do absolutely nothing to avoid a collision... The train cannot be removed nor the line re-opened until all of the victim's body has been recovered. And sometimes the head can be half a mile away from the feet..."

His answer to the issue: "Change the driver, pick up the big bits of what's left of the victim, get the train moving as quickly as possible and let foxy woxy and the birds nibble away at the smaller, gooey parts that are far away or hard to find."

In response, Paul Farmer, chief executive of the mental health charity Mind, said: "I think it's extraordinarily tasteless in its tone. I think there will be many people who have lost loved ones to suicide and people who have contemplated suicide that will think it is in extremely bad taste. It stands out like a sore thumb from what is increasingly a more supportive approach to suicide by the media. People will feel like he is trivialising the subject and dismissing people who have taken their own lives... This is a man who really doesn't understand what he is talking about."