Ah! Scottish politics, where the wise, especially those from way South, should fear to tread. So here are my thoughts! As Richard wrote -
The sooner the Scots get their "independence" the better........
We can all agree with that. And how the many bars in the HoC can still be maintained in this age of cut-backs is beyond understanding. We are told that office space is hard to find in the HoC hence the need for Portcullis House. So why not convert the bars into offices? I'm not suggesting you convert them into prayer rooms as that would only start another fight!
I would also think that Joyce will get away with this much as the awful Prescott did for punching a farm worker. I sense this to be so as so far the Guardian has ignored the story.