Whitehall Evacuated over Suspect Package

Patrons of the Red Lion get in touch to tell Guido they and others on Whitehall are being evacuated. A suspect package is being dealt with on Whitehall, meaning the area has been cleared. Meanwhile, an Extinction Rebellion protestor is now halfway up Big Ben’s scaffolding.

UPDATE: A bomb disposal squad robot has been deployed outside Treasury.

UPDATE II: The man scaling Elizabeth Tower’s scaffolding has unveiled Extinction Rebellion banners.

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Responding to Corbyn’s statement that the US should have arrested ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi, John Mann bluntly tweeted:

Baghdadi blew himself up with a suicide belt. An arrest might have been slightly difficult in these circumstances.”


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