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Packets of crisps in the House of Commons restaurant can be up to 10g below the promised weight of 34.5g. Such is the sort of crap MPs have to put up with, or up with put, as Winston Churchill wouldn’t have said.
This horrifying glimpse into the world of MPs comes from written feedback left at the Members’ and Strangers’ dining rooms. Complaints include kedgeree being served with three-quarters of a boiled egg – with the fourth quarter nowhere to be seen, soup bowls being too small and Lucozade prices shooting up from 80p to Â£1.40. Those things are just about acceptable, but the crisps thing is horrendous. 10g lower! That’s so much smaller than promised that the MP was forced to go to weigh the crisps to discover precisely how many grams were missing.