therealpm: (Plotting)
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I did hope that my comments at last week's dinner might have encouraged our frontbench to be slightly better at dissecting Osborne's populist shambles of a budget (endured in the midst of some very dubious company). It is therefore somewhat disappointing to note that the Tories were savaged more effectively by their own leadership than by ours, a situation likely to become only more frequent with Mr Miliband's lamentable departure.

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Date: 2013-03-27 11:19 am (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Hmmmmm)
From: [personal profile] bamfbercow
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Peter,

Just cleaning up the chamber as the House is in recess at the moment, wards and all - did you happen to cast a choking charm at the Chancellor during the budget?

-John

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Date: 2013-03-27 11:33 am (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Hidden smirkishness)
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Peter,

If you would be so kind as to do the Bercow household the honour of cooking dinner for us one night this half term, I shall not tell Frances of my findings.

The children are well and at home. As far as I am aware they are painting Easter Eggs with their mother at present.

-John

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Date: 2013-03-27 11:42 am (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Happy)
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Peter,

We're free this evening if your schedule allows it.

-John

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Date: 2013-03-27 11:51 am (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Happy)
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Peter,

Marvelous. See you this evening.

-John

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Date: 2013-03-27 03:46 pm (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Sad)
From: [personal profile] bamfbercow
*It's quarter to six and John is not worried in the least. Peter's only 15 minutes late - a perfectly reasonable amount of time for someone as busy as Peter. He's probably been caught up in some Labour Party business that he'll bore John with later.*

*John tries to distract himself by flipping through the television channels, but it doesn't help. He keeps checking his phone.*

*It gets to ten to six and John decides that keeping someone waiting for 20 minutes is enough to warrant a text.*

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Peter,

Is this evening still going ahead or have you found something better to do with your time?

-John

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Date: 2013-03-27 04:02 pm (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Hidden smirkishness)
From: [personal profile] bamfbercow
*John doesn't let out a relieved sigh as he reads the text.*

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Peter,

We appreciate the torture you endure on our behalf.

See you soon.

-John

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Date: 2013-03-27 04:13 pm (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Hidden smirkishness)
From: [personal profile] bamfbercow
*A few texts confirming Peter's location and a short drive later, John pulls the car over by a figure surrounded by shopping bags. He rolls down the electric window and calls to the other man.*

Taxi for a Lord Mandelson!

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Date: 2013-03-27 04:23 pm (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Hidden smirkishness)
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*John ignores all of Peter's comments and initiates his own line of conversation when they're both in the car. He starts to drive back home.*

Good evening to you too, Peter. I'm very well, thank you for asking. How are you?

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Date: 2013-03-27 04:48 pm (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Hmmmmm)
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Yes, I did see that on the news this morning...

*John is tempted to complain about the proper procedure for these things and that an MP can't just resign, that isn't how it work; they should know this by now and what's wrong with this Parliament, come to think of it... but he lets it slide. He'll save those discussions for when Peter's got a glass of wine or two in him and is less likely to hex John into silence.*

What have you picked out for dinner for us tonight?

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Date: 2013-03-27 05:07 pm (UTC)
bamfbercow: (Not impressed)
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I'm glad to hear that, Peter; spaghetti hoops on toast is a morning or midday meal for one or possibly two - it wouldn't do for a family dinner.

*They bicker for a short while about whether or not the combination counts as food let alone a meal. They get back onto the Parliamentary state and up to the flat without having reached anything approaching an agreement on the topic. The two only stop arguing when the children come charging down the hallway.*

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Date: 2013-03-27 05:24 pm (UTC)
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*John makes a couple of trips and get the shopping in the kitchen while the children insist on all getting hugs from Peter. By the time Peter has negotiated an exit, a mug of tea is waiting for him on the side.*

I would suggest that if you visited more often then you wouldn't be greeted in such a manner, but I highly doubt that would be the case.

*John sips at his own tea.*

Is there anything I can do to help with the preparation of dinner?

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Date: 2013-03-27 05:43 pm (UTC)
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*Impressed even more than he usually is with Peter's culinary efforts, John tidies up and does the dishes without even the thought of an argument. When he's finished, he takes a fresh round of tea to the livingroom where Peter is making sure the children don't draw on each other too much.*

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Date: 2013-03-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Freddie... Freddie, what on earth is...

...Oliver did you sign your brother's face?

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