Shortage News: The Prime Minister has asked the army to make up the shortfall in parliament, after most MP‚Äôs failed to turn up for work this afternoon.
Members of the armed forces will be brought in to sit on the benches in parliament and loudly bray and guffaw during Prime Minister‚Äôs questions. The government has blamed the shortfall of MP‚Äôs on ‚Äėan unusually long queue at the heavily subsidised Commons bar‚Äô.
Cameron also confirmed that bonuses would be considered, ‘particularly for the military personnel who have had to come off leave to cover MP‚Äôs’. It‚Äôs also expected they will have to draw straws to see who has to appear on this week’s edition of Question Time.
‚ÄúI hope it‚Äôs a member of the SAS,‚ÄĚ said a Ministry of Defence spokesman. ‚ÄúThen they‚Äôll have a golden opportunity to snap the neck of whichever prick from The Daily Mail is on the programme this week.‚ÄĚ
Story: Simon Swatman