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Wells Street Journal: MPs in toilets…. it’s becoming a habit

Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever done it? Being interviewed by someone, that is.

One hack at sister publication Money Marketing seems to be developing a worrying habit of talking to MPs in toilets (we are assured no moments of madness have, as yet, taken place). 

Barely a minute into a recent phone chat with one Tory MP, he was slightly taken aback by the sound of urinals flushing and what sounded like the squeak of a pub toilet door. And they say MPs are reluctant to spend a penny these days. 

The thing is the MP in question was returning a call, not caught short by an unexpected bell. You have to ask: why not do your business and then ring? Or was this a clumsy attempt to ape “man of the people” and renowned pub-lover Nigel Farage?

Like we say, this hack has form. Desperate for a long-term care scoop at the 2011 Conservative Party conference, he struck up a conversation with the health secretary who was unlucky enough to find himself struggling in the loo at an adjacent hand dryer as the reporter artfully reached for his dictaphone while drying himself.

Where is the weirdest place you’ve ever spoken to an MM hack on the phone? Tweet us @MM_WSJ 

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