Banger out of order; MPs fire sausage salvo.
Byline: STIAN ALEXANDER
THEY really do tackle the meaty issues in Parliament...
MPs have won a fight for better sausages after the quality of bangers served in the Commons changed for the wurst.
Catering chiefs who switched the bangers served up in restaurants and cafes at the Palace of Westminster were forced into a U-turn after a barrage of complaints, a Freedom of Information request revealed.
One diner moaned about a "terrible" sausage in The Debate restaurant while another branded the new variety at the Portcullis Cafeteria "disgusting".
A staffer said: "The sausages took a turn last year. People were complaining all the time. In the end they had to go back to the old sausages or face a revolution."
A Commons catering spokesman told one complainant the original sausages had been changed because they contained the "undesirable additive" monosodium glutamate and were made with EU pork that "the manufacturer could not confirm to be of higher welfare origin".
But bosses admitted the old ones were tastier than the new hand-made variety and switched back. That's one way to stop politicians spitting out porkies...
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|Date:||Jun 27, 2015|
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