I'm hugely indebted to an old mate from The 'Ark of Fiendship (I've chosen not to use his name in case he wants to maintain any form of civil relations with our dreadful old sot of an MP).
Many readers, especially those from Millbrook itself, will be well aware of my opinion of Sheryll Murray MP for South East Cornwall. Anyone who isn't aware of my exasperation that such a dreadful windbag is "representing" our lovely corner of this earth in the mother of parliaments can probably get an idea from what I've just this second written.
mucker from The 'Ark has kindly forwarded this delightful story which he found on a "yachting forum".
"...Conservative chiefs also apologised after another MP, Sheryll Murray, was allegedly rude to a parliamentary official after she...had been drinking on the terrace [of the Houses of Parliament] overlooking the Thames.
The extraordinary scenes came during a six hour drinking session that lasted until 2.30am on Wednesday, involving dozens of MPs and their aides.
Commons bars took a record £5000 during the evening as tax payer subsidised [my italics] Pimm's, wine, beer and champagne flowed.
Witnesses said that a 'significant' number of MPs who took part in the budget vote were either drunk or under the influence of alcohol.
'It was disgusting,' said a female MP. 'The chamber and the voting lobbies stank of booze...
There they were voting through the most drastic Budget in decades and some MPs barely knew where they were let alone what they were voting for. Some could hardly stand.' [It is not known whether Mrs Murray was able to walk without wobbling, draw your own conclusions - The Millbrooker]
...Another MP said 'Several people were legless. The Tory newcomers were the worst [Sheryll Murray is a Tory newcomer and apparently an apology had to be made - The Millbrooker], but Labour MPs were knocking it back too.' "
Thank you Mr G for sending the link; I'm delighted that you're still reading an even happier that you passed on this wonderful piece of scurrilous news.
Credit for original piece: http://news.uk.msn.com/forum
This post has attracted the most comments for any one post that I've had - thank you to all commentators.
Someone calling themselves "Realmillbrookerbornandbred" has opened a Facebook campaign group called CAMPAIGN TO TAKE THE BARS OUT OF WESTMINSTER in outrage that the people whom we elect to represent us have subsidised drinking facilities almost unheard of in the rest of the employed world.
If you're on Facebook and you think the subsidised bars in Westminster are a perk too far (and perhaps a temptation too far for some of our legislators) please consider signing up.