Parliament break cancelled – except for Tory MPs who want to go away with family!

Will Swire be off to the Maldives … or Saudi … with Parish on the Somerset farm?

“The cancellation of MPs’ two-week break to deliver Brexit on time has been branded a PR stunt after Conservatives were told they could still go away if they had “family” commitments.

On Thursday commons leader Andrea Leadsom formally ditched the half-term recess so more “progress” can be made on preparing to leave the EU.

But following a backlash from MPs who had apparently already booked holidays, chief whip Julian Smith informed Tories they are not obliged to attend the commons if they have pre-existing engagements. …”

Meanwhile, cleaners have to stay:

“Tory MPs jet off on ski holidays while parliamentary cleaners continue to work”: