Storm in a beer mug

A beer called Top Totty has been banned from the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons because its pump plate, featuring a half-naked woman, offended a female MP. Shadow equalities minister Kate Green was left ‘disturbed’ after seeing award winning ale’s advertising in the popular parliamentary watering hole. She called for a debate on ‘dignity at work in Parliament’ …

Clinging to his perks

Obviously no chance of confusing the words ‘speaker’ and ‘orator’.

Someone is extracting the wee

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, has apparently agreed to quit his post, but wants to stay on as an MP until the next election, in a year’s time, so as to safeguard his £100,000 pay and perks and help his son Paul to ‘inherit’ his Glasgow constituency seat.