Incoming call saves the day

Financial Adviser

Apparently there are all sorts of pitfalls being an MP with live TV watching your every move.

For a start, according to Steve Webb, former pensions minister and MP, if you are standing up in parliament to deliver a speech, none of your friends want to sit near you, as they would appear in your shadow.

But even worse, any wardrobe malfunction gets scrutinised straight away.

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During a live airing of Prime Minister’s Questions, one MP, who was the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, stood up in the House, perhaps mindful of his indulgence, when his wife paged him, saying: “Tuck your shirt in, your belly’s showing”.