Islamic rule will leave MPs gasping
MPs planning to move into temporary accommodation during the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster are about to run into a potentially deal-breaking problem: they won’t be allowed to drink.
A parliamentary committee searching for a new home for the Commons has identified Richmond House, home to the Department of Health, as its favoured option.
However, the Whitehall building was quietly transferred to finance an islamic bond scheme – and a condition of its lease is that it can not be used for purpose not sanctioned by sharia.
Sharia law may stop MPs drinking: Bars will be banned if politicians move to Department of Health – because of secret deal to finance Islamic bond scheme
Under terms of the lease, alcohol is one of the activities banned on the premises, according to The Times.
A Whitehall official told the newspaper: ‘It’s true. If MPs want to use Richmond House they’d better give up any hopes it will include a bar.’
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said he was outraged to discover that parts of Whitehall was being ruled by Islamic law.
‘I do find it unbelievable government buildings are governed by Sharia law,’ he told MailOnline.
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