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MP’s best friendship lies lost in the Commons

MP's best friendship lies lost in the Commons
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As the Brexit vote looms closer, the whips are on a hunt for MPs. Not so much to discover how they'll be voting, though, but to find the owner of a lost ring.

A message went out to MPs from their whips this morning saying that 'a silver ring with the inscription "forever best friends" has been found in the toilet in the voting lobby'. Mr S wonders what sort of an MP has a 'forever best friend' - and whether the ring was in fact discarded after the forever friendship was shattered by Brexit tensions. There are more than enough candidates for that...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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