Reports of a sewage leak in the House of Commons killed satire stone dead

A lot of us are far more familiar with the House of Commons now than we have been at any point in history, having been gripped by Brexit fever and glued to the Commons debates, unlike the mostly naked-climate protesters, who were simply glued to the gallery barrier. On Thursday, the crumbling building did what crumbling buildings do – it sprung a leak.

However, reports came through that it wasn’t an ordinary leak.

And the metaphors began flowing like, well, like a sewage leak.

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The Commons Press Office quickly took steps to quash those rumours.

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