The short straw

One of the daily’s trained chimps got the short straw and attended yesterday’s House Magazine conference on the Queen’s speech. The key note speaker was Jack Straw (see what we did there?)

Straw was interviewed on stage by Jon Craig of Sky. At one point, a member of the audience asked Straw about post office closures – Straw scoffed and exclaimed “come on, hands up who’s used a post office in the last few months?”. At a quick count, just over half the audience stick their hands up – putting Jack back in his box.

Craig then asked the audience of about 250 if they wanted Straw to stand in the deputy leader election. About 3 put their hands up. He laughed but according to our man on the scene “it was a bit embarrassing to be honest”.

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