Alcohol Banned in Commons Tea Room

MPs have returned from Christmas recess to discover that alcoholic drinks will no longer be served in the Commons tea room. Until today it had stocked a selection of miniature wines. A recently elected MP told Guido they had seen at most three people drink a small glass of wine over their entire two years in Parliament. This entirely tokenistic puritan preclusion doesn’t actually deal with the real problem of cheap taxpayer subsidised boozing in parliament…

h/t Steve Hawkes

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