Ahead of the general election, David Cameron used a fire metaphor to describe what he offered the nation in comparison to the chaos — he claimed — Ed Miliband would unleash on the country:
‘I feel like the firefighter, hosing down the burning building, and there’s Ed Miliband – the arsonist – saying “why aren’t you doing it quicker?”‘
Well, Miliband may be gone but the threat of fire certainly hasn’t. With Corbyn just three days into his leadership, rumours abound that many staff members may face the axe under the new regime. However, it was another disaster which caused Labour bods to flee their office this afternoon.
Staff were evacuated from the Labour headquarters in Brewers Green in Westminster over the threat of a fire in a neighbouring building. Fire brigades were quick to arrive at the scene to eliminate the flames:
— Ben (@BenHedley) September 14, 2015
Steerpike understands that Labour staff have been told they are able to return to their office… for now.