Saturday, March 04, 2017

Elf 'n safety blocks Lib Dems peers' plans for Brexit vote

From the Telegraph website this evening:
A Brexit “sleepover” planned by the Liberal Democrats for peers voting late has been blocked by Parliament on health and safety grounds. 
The party had ordered 90 camp beds for their Lords with votes on Brexit Bill changes due to go on throughout the night this month. 
The news made headlines with battles over the legislation to give the Prime Minister the right to start Brexit talks coming to a head. 
However parliamentary officials have vetoed the plan because it breaks strict fire regulations in the Palace of Westminster.
I asked Lord Bonkers about this and he did admit that some of his colleagues may be inflammable.

The good news is that the camp beds will be installed round the corner at Great George Street instead.

And there will be pizza.

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