No cod or eel for MPs

The animal rights party PvdD has managed to have both cod and eel scrapped from the menu at parliament because both species are under threat, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.

Liberal MP Charlie Aptroots is furious: ‘We pay masses of tax, get stuck in traffic jams every day and what does parliament worry about? Banning the smoked eel sandwich!’

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