The House of Commons has been evacuated after David Davis addressed fellow MPs about Brexit negotiations and the resulting underwear-ignited inferno left fifteen members needing treatment for smoke inhalation.
Shortly before a vote on the Brexit deal was due to take place, Brexit Secretary Davis was commenting on how well negotiations were progressing when a few people in close proximity remarked that they could smell burning.
Once he had remarked that fellow EU negotiators had recognised how much they would stand to lose in a ‘no deal’ scenario, a ‘whoosh’ was heard and some MPs started making their way towards the exits.
A witness said that Michael Gove’s expression was completely static during the incident – even when the flames engulfed the entire bench.
He added, ‘Either Mr Davis was blissfully unaware of the legitimacy of his words, or he was wearing asbestos undercrackers.