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.
House of Commons business has been adjourned for the rest of the day following a water leak in the chamber
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) April 4, 2019
Less than 24 hours between Mark Francois pretending to be Brexit Jesus to some classic old-testament style divine retribution, nice https://t.co/YOI1qnm2lj
— Katie Spalding (@supermathskid) April 4, 2019
However, reports came through that it wasn’t an ordinary leak.
The sitting of the House of Commons has been suspended as there appears to be a sewerage leak in the press gallery
— Labour Whips (@labourwhips) April 4, 2019
And the metaphors began flowing like, well, like a sewage leak.
HIS NAME IS MARK FRANCOIS https://t.co/wOfWXdRjJD
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) April 4, 2019
This is an unacceptable way to refer to Boris Johnson. Apologise and retract! https://t.co/8V9qmf9rQU
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) April 4, 2019
A nation looks to camera. https://t.co/BYLxh7Yfqu
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) April 4, 2019
Unblock! Clear the jobby! https://t.co/6MDzhJB9Em
— Damon Evans (@damocrat) April 4, 2019
OH COME ON. https://t.co/lsGI8aGROY
— David Quantick (@quantick) April 4, 2019
This shit writes itself https://t.co/FiMCoeVk30
— Mitch Benn🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@MitchBenn) April 4, 2019
How did they notice? https://t.co/sfbBVjwwgd
— Ciara Kelly (@ciarakellydoc) April 4, 2019
Reports of a major sewage leak in the Houses of Parliament – has anyone ordered a metaphor?
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) April 4, 2019
The Commons Press Office quickly took steps to quash those rumours.
We would like to clarify this was not a sewage leak.
— Commons Press Office (@HoCPress) April 4, 2019
Optimistic attempt by the House of Commons to stop the 'parliament full of shit' headlines. https://t.co/frySBgMKEl
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) April 4, 2019
No shit. https://t.co/STqgsMcqAU
— Benjamin Kentish (@BenKentish) April 4, 2019
the sewer's lawyers have been in touch https://t.co/uDLdAWWC8W
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) April 4, 2019
In his mansion, banksy slaps his forehead. 'sewage leak! That's what I should have done!' https://t.co/wGj4Zhv0aL
— Scriblit (@Scriblit) April 4, 2019
BREAKING: Parliament not full of shit https://t.co/LKlUBxANYZ
— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) April 4, 2019
The need for this clarification, is funnier than the possible event itself. https://t.co/AcwzTHxIJa
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) April 4, 2019
British poltiics, 2019. https://t.co/FqcN6r97kz
— Chris Cook (@xtophercook) April 4, 2019