This story is a good insight into what internal politics is like in Labour.
The world of politics is the place to fight injustices and right wrongs. So when a Labour MP discovered that her packed lunch had been stolen in the Houses of Parliament, she did not hesitate to air her frustrations.
Liz Kendall, the MP for Leicester West, stuck a note on the shared fridge from where it had gone missing, hoping to prick the conscience of the thief and to warn others. But the offender appears unrepentant, posting a reply threatening to do it again.
Ms Kendall, who was elected in 2010, found that her food had disappeared from a fridge shared by dozens of people in Portcullis House, which houses most MPs’ offices. She put up a note reading: “Someone has stolen my lunch from this fridge.
“I do not appreciate this and warn other people don’t leave anything in here unless you’re happy for it to go missing. Liz Kendall, Room 219.”
The shadow minister for care and older people was shocked when yesterday a riposte appeared on the note, reading: “I took it — and I’d do it again.”
Later a third message was added: “You are a very sick individual”.