Labour MP’s Tiddlywinks Blooper

Yesterday’s meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya community failed to capture the attention of all those present. As MPs got down to work, they were interrupted by Mike Gapes’ phone very loudly announcing to the room that he was playing a game of Tiddlywinks. Taking the whole end-of-term in the classroom feel a bit too far…

UPDATE: Gapes gets in touch: “Actually it was BBC news feed from Daily Politics programme. But thanks for the publicity. Wonder who your spy was?”




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