Spare a thought for our hard pressed Members of Parliament, having to return to work early, housing allowances cut, first class train travel now has to be paid for and no more moat, duckhouses or in the case of Stewart Jackson MP for Peterborough (well part of it anyway) his swimming pool expenses.
After a hard few minutes lolling around on the back benches, just enough to register an attendance mark on the register, a couple of tweets on the blackberry and ritual 'braying' (no relation) in response to a coalition speech on the values of straight bananas and its a quick walk to one of the Palace of Westminsters many watering holes (bars and cafes to our overseas readers).
I should explain that many pubs and clubs now refuse to serve 'wifebeater' or Stella Artois on draught as it is not only a very strong lager beer, but leads in some cases to extreme domestic violence ie. wife beating.
Its no joke, the chemical composition of Stella is known for it. Indeed at a pub I once had a commercial interest in, located in the deepest countryside, for a while we actually had one regular who begged the staff not to serve him Stella Artois, all the staff were duly briefed and whilst we held that licence, the chap was never served a pint of the stuff.
As soon as we had sold on the pub, the new inexperienced managers, lifted the self imposed ban and within weeks all the historic acid etched glass windows were smashed in, during a bar wide brawl, several police cars and ambulances called. All down to 'wifebeater' which should to my mind be withdrawn from sale, anywhere in the UK.
Don't get me wrong, some strong lager beers IN MODERATION are reasonably OK but there is something about Stella Artois ON DRAUGHT brings out the beast in some people.
One can only hope that William Hague MP is not a fan, we can check his and all other MP's dedication to the political task in hand by referencing www.theyworkforyou.com or if they are indeed permanently manic, subject to attacks of the red mist with 'wifebeating' rage to follow.
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