Closed indefinitely: House of Commons bar paid for by YOU with the slogan 'What happens here stays here' where drinker was glassed may never reopen

Mail Online | 12/7/2017 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline;Claire Ellicot For The Daily Mail
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A notorious Parliament bar where a worker was allegedly glassed in the face will be shut indefinitely after yet another violent incident.

Regulars at the subsidised Sports and Social Bar yards from the House of Commons say 'massive brawls and tables flying' are not uncommon on boozy nights out for staff.

Tuesday - Maintenance - Worker - Fight - Parliament

On Tuesday a maintenance worker was arrested after a fight in a Parliament bar where former Labour MP Eric Joyce was held in 2013 after tensions boiled over during a karaoke night.

Alice Bailey, 25, claimed recently she was hounded for sex by up to 30 MPs including one who followed her on to a bus after she finished her shift behind the bar.

Sports - Social - Bar - Drinkers - Pint

Sports and Social Bar drinkers can enjoy a pint for £3.40 or a glass of wine or gin and tonic for £3.50 - at least a £1 per drink less than in the outside world - and the bar had a sign on the wall saying 'what happens here stays here' until it was torn down a month ago.

Last night it emerged 12 police were called the scene and a maintenance worker arrested after a fight in which another man was allegedly glassed in the face at 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Police - Man - Suspicion - Harm - Affray

Police said a man aged 57 was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and affray, while a 64-year-old was taken to hospital.

Eyewitnesses said a fight broke out after a man reading the newspaper through a magnifying glass at the bar was 'needled' and provoked by another drinker before 'argy bargy' ensued.

Paul - Edgeworth - Parliamentary - Researcher - Altercation

Paul Edgeworth, 29, a Parliamentary researcher who saw the altercation, said the injured man was a regular at the bar.

'He works at Parliament,' he said. 'He's in the bar most nights and he keeps himself to himself.' Mr Edgeworth added: 'We didn't hear any raised voices...
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