Speaker"s plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPs

Speaker's plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPsJohn Bercow unveiled plans after MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in Commons barStaff say they will be penalised because MPs will not suffer same restrictionsBan replaced by a voluntary code for drinking at Westminster | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 John Bercow’s attempt to call time on Westminster’s hard-drinking culture was in tatters last night after plans for a total ‘no-alcohol’ policy for Commons staff were ditched. The Speaker has taken action to curb excessive drinking at the Commons after Labour MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in a Westminster bar

Libya and a stain on Britain"s conscience

Libya and a stain on Britain’s conscience | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain has long been shamed by the grubby relationship between the Blair government and the murderous Colonel Gaddafi regime. The terrorist – who funded IRA attacks in Britain, and feted the Lockerbie bomber – was indulged, fawned over and brought in from the cold by our ex-Prime Minister, who was desperate to get his hands on lucrative Libyan oil contracts. Yet the squalid antics of the Blair administration have not only left a stain on this nation’s conscience.

Is this the worst mugshot ever? Man wearing spit diaper looks deranged in police photo

Is this the worst mugshot ever Man wearing spit diaper looks deranged in police photo | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 4 December 2012 Judging by his mugshot, this Arizona criminal must have been quite a handful for the officers who arrested him on trespassing and criminal damage charges. The 33-year-old man, who was taken in by police on Monday, was forced to strap on a green spit guard to prevent him from causing a mess in the police station. Though purely protective, the mouth diaper does make for a mugshot that is downright hilarious.