In the early hours of Friday morning, Sam Armstrong, chief of staff to the Member of Parliament for Thanet South, was arrested for rape. Media reports suggest an unnamed female made a complaint against Armstrong after a booze fueled late night party in the Palace of Westminster.
The reports shine light on a side of Westminster few outsiders see: the conspicuous consumption of cheap alcohol. Tucked away among the historic cloisters of Sir Charles Barry’s Gothic masterpiece are a whole variety of bars where pints of beer can cost as little as $3 because of an $8m a year public subsidy.
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