Hot on the heels of last years expenses scam comes another scandal involving MP's.
'It has come to light that some Mp's have not been attending Parliament and setting up inflatable dummies to sit in their seats instead' explained Speaker of the House John Bercow ' it only came to our attention last week when John Prescott sat down to take up his usual seat next to what he thought was Graham Allen MP for Nottingham North. Whilst parking his enormous backside next to Allen he managed to pierce him in the leg with the nib end of his pen. Instead of hearing a cry of pain from the right honourable member from Nottingham North, to Prescott's and the rest of the houses surprise Allen made a loud bang before flying off around the Commons, up into the visitors gallery before dropping as a shrivelled up piece of rubber onto the ginger head of Danny Alexander' said the concerned Speaker .'It was at this point we thought something very supicious was going on' finished the under stating Bercow.
It's thought that many back bench mp's have got very complacent about the need to attend parliament and because of the virtual annonimity they have in the day to day running of the house they have subsituted themselves for inflatable lookalikes to con everybody into thinking they are actually in attendance.
Most of the MP's guilty of this are mainly back benchers of no great importance but there is one notable exception of an ex cabinet minister who wishes to remain nameless while investigations are being made. For the puposes of this story we have chosen to use an anagram of his name to describe him.
So Former Secretary of State for Wales Rohn Jedwood has also been implicated in the inflatagate scandal but according to party colleague and fellow back bencher Paul Beresford ' the inflatable is about as much as use as the real thing' he quipped ' and to be honest we couldn't tell the difference'.