I have just been informed by an authoritative source – no less a person than a London cabbie – that as part of the Parliamentary reforms currently being proposed Parliament itself is to receive commercial sponsorship for the first time. In the running are Premier Foods plc – one of the leading food producing companies in the UK. They are keen to sponsor Parliament as part of a promotion of one of their major brands. If the deal goes through, the Mother of Parliaments will henceforth be known as “The Aaaah Bisto Parliament – Home of the Gravy Train”.
I think he was joking ….