It doesn’t seem to matter much which country they come from, your typical Labour politician can’t help themselves from moaning.
In Britain today, the moaning comes from a former Cabinet minister.
He is grouching about urine pouring through the ceiling of his office in the House of Commons.
It would be nice to think a leftie would know how to take the piss.
Apparently not, as we learn here.
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw took to Twitter to complain that his office ‘stinks’ after sewage from a toilets above his office seeped through Parliament’s crumbling walls.
The former Culture Secretary revealed Victorian copper piping was to blame for the disgusting plumbing problem which has plagued his office for two days.
Bradshaw, who served in Gordon Brown’s last Cabinet, revealed the smell was only made bearable by his staff wearing strong perfume.
Alf would imagine they are the sorts of people who always wear strong perfume.
The Daily Mail seems to think the moaning MP has a point. It says the Houses of Parliament are in such a dreadful state of disrepair that MPs could be moved out for five years for massive renovations to be carried out.
It further says –
Mr Bradshaw suffered the consequences first hand when waste from toilets above his office began seeping through.
‘Urine seems to be pouring through the ceiling into my Commons office for the second day running!’ he wrote on Twitter.
Quizzed by other users of the site, he said the problem was caused by ‘a men’s urinal with Victorian copper piping with holes in it’. He later used the hashtag #urinegate.
When someone suggested by a can of air freshener, Mr Bradshaw replied: ‘Thankfully my 2 female student assistants wear very nice strong perfume.’
Another Twitter user asked if his office was ‘all grandeur and pomp’, but the Exeter MP posted a photograph, adding: ‘v grand as you can see urine not visible but *stinks*#urinegate’
An aide in the MP’s office said Commons officials had leapt into action after he started posting the tweets.
A clean-up, apparently, is on its way.
Of course, Alf would point out that in our Parliament a similar clean-up is needed after every sitting day.
The bullshit under the places where Labour and Green politicians sits is prodigious.