The strange case of Speaker Bercow’s Whisky

11 November 2013

2:01 PM

11 November 2013

2:01 PM

John Bercow has opened a new front in his war with Tory MPs: he has apparently withdrawn the very fine Speaker Bercow’s Whisky from the gift shop in Parliament. The £30 10 year old single malt was a favourite Tory tipple, and not only for the amusement of joke toasts to Bercow but because it was actually drinkable. The troops are already convinced that Bercow is biased, and they cannot stand his pomposity. Could being forced back on the £23 House of Commons blended scotch be the final humiliation?

UPDATE: Good news! The Speaker’s minions have been in touch to inform Mr S that the whisky is still on sale, despite the lamentations of various Tory MPs. One hopes that this story was not merely another whispering campaign by naughty Tory MPs against their former colleague. That would be unpleasant.

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  • The Red Bladder

    I do wish The Spectator would its facts straight. I’ve been laying awake worrying about the MPs’ supply of Scotch for nights on end now!

  • The Laughing Cavalier

    All the supermarkets are offering much better bargains than that.

  • rtj1211

    Anyone who considers assigning £23 for a bottle of blended Scotch must face scrutiny as to whether they know how to assign public finances appropriately.

    In a free market, a supplier can choose to withdraw their products from the market.

    Dear me, the free marketeers are chuntering.

    So far as I know, you don’t drink the label, you drink the contents.

    Surely that bunch should be sponsoring The Famous Grouse????

  • Sanctimony

    What a picture… Bercow trying to expel another recalcitrant feculence from the chamber !

  • Epimenides

    On receiving a parking ticket at the House of Criminals Bercow approached a group of MPs and announced, ” I am not happy, I am not happy.”
    A Tory MP then asked, ” If you are not Happy then which one are you?”

    • Sanctimony

      These days he’s Grumpy… I don’t think there was a cuckold among Snow White’s Acolytes…

      • therealguyfaux

        And there was I, thinking he was Dopey!
        (And his wife sure ain’t Bashful.)

  • Seadog

    Who gives a double F