Top Totty banned in Parliament

It looks like the wowsers are out in force in the UK. If top totty is banned does that mean only beers that feature Darien Fenton and Sue Moroney on the label would be appropriate?

A beer called Top Totty has been banned from the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons because its pump plate, featuring a half-naked woman, offended female MPs.

Shadow equalities minister Kate Green was left ”disturbed” after seeing the 4 per cent ale’s advertising in the popular parliamentary watering hole and demanded bar 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Within 90 minutes, House authorities ordered the beer to be withdrawn after Commons’ Leader Sir George Young told MPs: ”Action will be taken.”

A barman told the Press Association: ”I can confirm it was withdrawn from sale at 1.30pm.”

The bitter backlash developed after Ms Green 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called for a debate on ”dignity at work in Parliament” and asked Sir George to back her demands for Top Totty to be ”withdrawn immediately from the bar”.

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

Its website adds: ”This award winning beer, brewed solely with Whitbread Goldings hops, produces an initial burst of bitterness with a citrus fruity finish.”

BTW the brewer is ¬†Slater’s:

The beer’s withdrawal will come as a blow to Tory MP Jeremy Lefroy, who organised for Top Totty to be sold in Strangers’.

Announcing its introduction as the bar’s guest ale, the Stafford MP said: ”This is a great opportunity to showcase a fantastic and award winning beer.

”Slater’s Brewery produces many popular beers which have been brewed locally for more than 15 years and it is great to be able to share some of Staffordshire’s finest produce with colleagues in Parliament.”

  • http://twitter.com/JakeQuinn Jacob Quinn

    what wonderful advertising for the brewer! Imagine if a PR company was behind it all along… Geniuses.¬†

  • Urban Redneck

    This is what happens when the State becomes the ultimate arbiter over a hierarchy of competing “collective” rights. The mantra is such that homosexuals, muslims, feminists and those on the darker side of light beige are never¬† – under any circumstances – allowed to be offended. Ever.

  • Vlad

    I’m thinking brand extensions here WO.¬† I hope you’ve got your Orca logo and WOBH titles registered.¬†¬† You’re getting some brand recognition and traction with the site.¬† Now what’s a suitable new product to go out under your brands?????¬†¬† Beer’s too competitive, you could start small with WhaleOil lubricant for bike chains?¬†¬†

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Trev will endorse that :)

      • Vlad

        How about the Hummer Orca?

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz Whaleoil

      A non gay ute would be handy

  • Steve (North Shore)

    The bar ‘Strangers’ should have a name change. The name obviously attracts strangers.
    PC nutbars

  • Michael

    In Wellington today many people are leaving much less to the imagination than that image… should we ban costumes at the sevens as well? The fun police have too much influence in NZ as well as the UK, nice to see so many taking a stand today.

  • Anonymous

    If this beer is available in Wellington, I’ll buy it – just to piss the feminazis off.

  • Anonymous

    Boom, there it is, PC’ness gone nuts AGAIN…. It still stuns me that this here world we live in can & has gotten to this point….¬†

  • George

    Tui’s should be the beer of any political watering hole — to remind them how the populace sees them.

  • Angry Croc

    A picture of Darien Fenton in a bikini on a beer label would certainly make you want to get on the wagon.

    • Vikingonmars

      Ha.

    • EX Navy Greg

      Or give up the piss for life : )

    • Rockfield

      Mate, if you can picture it …. you’ve got a problem !!!

      R.

  • Sadu

    I recall drinking a czech beer not so long ago which had a lovely lady wearing a silver bikini on the label. Except the awesome thing is you can scratch the silver off the label revealing (unsurprisingly) tits and pussy underneath. Seriously the coolest label ever. They should replace the top totty with that product and see how the wowsers cope with that.

    • Rockfield

      That was a “Chick” beer was it ???

      R.

  • jay cee

    of course those wowsers would have just loved to have called for a ban on those “carlos spencer -¬†tim tam” ads eh? yeah right!

  • MaccaHam

    Next plan to introduce a ban on Theakston’s Old Peculiar – inapropriately ageist ale

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