‘Top Totty’ beer banned from Commons

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A beer called Top Totty has been banned from a Parliamentary bar because its pump plate featuring a half-naked lady offended women.

Shadow Equalities Minister Kate Green was left “disturbed” after seeing the four per cent ale’s advertising in a popular Westminster bar and demanded staff remove it from sale.

Within 90 minutes House authorities ordered the beer to be withdrawn, after Commons’ Leader Sir George Young told MPs: “Action will be taken.”

Ms Green, Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston, told the Commons: “I was disturbed last night to learn that the guest beer in the Strangers’ Bar is called Top Totty and there is a picture of a nearly naked woman on the tap.”

She called for a debate on “dignity at work in Parliament” and asked Sir George to back her demands for Top Totty to be “withdrawn immediately”.

Top Totty’s Stafford brewer Slater’s describes the ale as “a stunning blonde beer, full-bodied with a voluptuous hop aroma”.

Its sale as a guest ale was organised by Stafford Tory MP Jeremy Lefroy.

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