TORY MPs are demanding a return of full Commons sittings and have accused some colleagues of “swinging the lead”.Tory MPs are demanding a return of full Commons sittings and have accused some colleagues of 'swinging the lead'Credit: HOC/JESSICA TAYLOR
But with most MPs now vaccinated, there is mounting pressure for the restrictions to end.
One senior MP said: “Too many of my colleagues are enjoying the long, paid break from the day-to-day grind of Westminster.
“I suspect that some of them are merely putting their feet up at home and leaving their parliamentary assistants to do all the hard graft.
“But this has been going on for 11 months now and enough is enough. I’m sorry to say that some of my colleagues are simply swinging the lead.”
One backbencher said: “I can’t wait to get the House full again. It’s soulless. These Zoom debates are dreadful.”
However, a colleague admitted: “If I’m honest, I quite like the idea of staying at home in my constituency and not having to make the trek to and from Westminster.”Jacob Rees-Mogg said: 'Parliament works better when it is face to face. The proper functioning of our democracy is as essential a public service as policing'Credit: Alamy Live News
But with the average age at 51, most will have had their vaccination by now.
Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said last night: “Parliament works better when it is face to face. The proper functioning of our democracy is as essential a public service as policing.
“I know that many MPs are keen to come back as soon as possible.”
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