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October 11, 2006

Swabbing Politicians


The Italian deputies walking out of Parliament on to the sunny piazza were at first only too pleased to oblige when a reporter and camera crew asked them for their views on the 2007 budget. They posed for the cameras, offered pithy judgments on Italy’s finances and thought nothing of it when a pretty make-up girl wiped the sweat from their brows.

What they did not know was that although the cameras were real, the interviews were a fake and the attentive make-up girl was using swabs on their foreheads. The results, according to the television programme which staged the stunt, showed that of 50 deputies, a dozen tested positive for cannabis and four for cocaine.

So, umm, anyone know the make up girl on 18 Doughty Street? Question Time?

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Could be a good tactic to use at the next Lib Dem conference.

Let's face it, we'd all like to know just what drugs they're on......

Posted by: JuliaM | Oct 11, 2006 8:27:22 AM