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And just who can she have been talking about?

The lantern-jawed Geordie MP (1) Hilary Armstrong has been interviewed in Whitehall & Westminster World, with this filleted by its website. And pretty dull most of it is too, but there's one interesting bit:

"There was a period where there was a lot of trouble about drinking. It was an issue for the public and it was an issue for the House of Commons, as there were two or three Members who died having had a really serious drink problem.

“They didn’t die because they drank, but it certainly would be a contributory factor. I felt that we should do something about this, and if we knew someone had a problem they should have our support. We started to try and help, but this prompted questions from the media. It was headline news when we said we wanted counselling services to be available to Members and it made it very difficult to do anything.

She has a good old moan about the media for other reason to dull to go into. Given that dead men (and women) cannot sue for libel, I am prepared to open the finger pointing with Fiona Jones, (even though she did not die an MP, of course) but who else might she be thinking of, I wonder? Gordon McMaster looks a likely candidate, and here's a list of recent by-elections for anyone else who fancies digging.


(1) Deliberate inaccuracy....

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Blogger Ed said... 8:31 am

It must be because booze is too cheap in the HoC...

Or is it that our "representatives" have nothing better to do with their day than sit about boozing and talking b*ll*cks? The words life and Riley spring to mind. And we are the ones who pick up the tab...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:35 am

And the House still has smoking rooms. Doubtless it is because of 'security concerns', as the poor darlings cannot be expected to slum it out on the street.

Last time, well the only time, I had a pint at the House it was ghastly keg stuff (only thing available), so think of it as low grade beer and skittles.  



Blogger Newmania said... 9:51 am

Delicious malice C...I saw Edwina Curry saying that the reason she had such a high media profile was because she was usually the only one sober.

It rang true  



Blogger The Hitch said... 1:03 pm

As I have rightly pointed out elsewhere, she should be grateful that some folk drink to excess , without that she wouldnt have a sex fe (if she has/did)  



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