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Nigel Mills goes cold turkey on crushing candy

When the Sun found Nigel Mills had spent most of a select committee session playing Candy Crush on his iPad, the MP’s first response was to say he’d ‘try not to do it in the future’. This sounded rather as though he couldn’t promise that he couldn’t resist the urge to line up jelly beans and lemon drops, feverishly inviting furious Facebook friends to join in all the while.

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