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‘Optics are awful’: MPs to be allowed to drink at Westminster again

Fears that resumption of alcohol sales, restricted due to Covid, will incentivise return to Commons * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Plans are under way for MPs to be allowed to drink outside on the parliamentary estate again within a week, after sales of alcohol were stopped there in line with restrictions on hospitality under England’s old coronavirus tier system. After the reopening of beer gardens on 12 April, a seated outdoor area is being earmarked between Portcullis House, where many MPs’ offices are, and the Derby Gate entrance to parliament. Continue reading...

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