Wonk Watch : Drunk in Charge of a Think-Tank

Propeller-Head Wonk Watch: There but for the grace of God goes Guido. Stephen Twigg fresh from wandering mistakenly into CCHQ, wandered out of the Foreign Policy Centre christmas party and fell arse-over-tit in front of a copper. Hence being charged with “drunk and incapable in a public place” rather than drunk and disorderly. When Guido was last arrested for being drunk and disorderly a tramp told me to admit to being drunk but deny being disorderly. He said I would get off, before I could further question him on this ingenious stratagem an officer called “Mr Winston Churchill”. “Oh, that’s me” said my new legal counsel, before going up to the court.

Binge drinking Twigg is on Labour’s preferred candidates list and no doubt therefore supports 24-hour drinking.

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