Aug 10

MPs face six-year Sharia booze ban: Parliament to move to Islamic-owned Health department block in 2020 while Palace of Westminster is refurbished:

  • Department of Health building is governed by the body of Islamic law
  • The lease was transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014
  • A recent plan to nationalise the nearby Red Lion pub was abandoned 
  • Each year MPs get through some 50,000 bottles of House Sauvignon

MPs face a six-year drinking ban after a committee decided they will move to an office block operating under Islamic laws while the Palace of Westminster is refurbished.

Their new home, Richmond House in Whitehall, was transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014.

The building, currently the offices of the Department of Health, will house MPs when a multi-billion-pound refurbishment of Parliament begins in 2020.

H/t reader kevin a.

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