The parliamentary Conservative Party's Christmas dinner has ended in disappointment after Brussels sprouts were included on the menu.
The annual do came to a chaotic conclusion after the foreign greens were offered to attendees, prompting several Brexit-supporting MPs to walk out.
Conflict also emerged when Prime Minister Theresa May accepted the sprouts, despite refusing a Yorkshire pudding earlier in the evening.
"Clearly, this dinner has been sabotaged" Jacob Rees-Mogg claimed, "It is a deliberate attempt to smother the will of the people."
The Honourable Member for the 19th Century has urged party officials to launch an investigation into the incident, a call backed by a number of colleagues as "at least it's not election fraud."
Backbench has identified the chef responsible for the meal as a Mr G. Osborne.
David Cameron, who organised the event, is said to have fled the scene without taking responsibility.
Labour's Christmas dinner also ended in disaster, after a heated argument broke out between Chuka Umunna and John McDonnell over Jeremy Corbyn's failure to outline his position on roast parsnips.
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