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The MP Ran Off With The Spoon

by | 18th, May 2004

‘IT’S not just on aeroplanes that we can’t be trusted to eat with proper cutlery – Russian MPs are being given plastic spoons after cutlery started disappearing at an alarming rate from the Russian parliament.

Workers at a parliament cafeteria made the change after being told they would have to pay to replace the dozen or more spoons that disappear every week.

And MPs are the main suspects behind the disappearance of the spoons.

Gennady Raikov, head of the Credentials and Ethics Commission at the Russian parliament said he was not surprised at the reports. ‘The MPs would even roll up a carpet or two and slip them out if they thought they could get away with it,’ he said – before walking off with a cylindrical package under his arm.’

Posted: 18th, May 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink