So it’s a bit of a shock to see him taken to task in the Oxford Mail for lapsing into, erm, earthier language at a Council meeting. The Insider gossip column reports:
David Rundle, the sartorially elegant and usually mild-mannered deputy leader of Oxford City Council, arrived at Monday's executive board meeting a little slacked-tongued, judging by his comments about the work of colleagues at County Hall.Zut alors! But, David - ‘Je ne regrette rien’…?
He caused a sharp intake of breath from those sat around the table - and a red-faced grin from leader John Goddard - when he used the words "silly b**ers" - and in front of the new interim chief executive as well.
Tut, tut, David.