Lamentations spread across Westminster when rumour had it that the Red Lion on Whitehall was to be reborn as trendy metropolitan wine bar. The old boozer was the scene of many a knifing (of the political variety) and much happy plotting, being a regular haunt for the bag carrying and spinning classes. Well, Mr S has some good news. After closing for refurbishment, the Red Lion has reopened and looks exactly the same. Nothing seems to have changed at all. Trebles all round.

Picture via Political Pictures.

Tags: Food and Drink, Politics, pubs, Spin