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“Everyone’s hammered by the time the belly dancers come on”: Inside the annual kebab event that epitomises the Westminster bubble

How the Kebab Awards became a mainstay in the parliamentary calendar

By Marie Le Conte  

Imagine this, but you're sat next to several parliamentary advisors under green lighting. Photo: Pexel

It isn’t always clear where the Westminster bubble starts and where it ends. We know that it exists and that some people are definitely of it while others definitely aren’t, but its edges can be blurry.

Still, there is now a convenient way to establish someone’s status: mention the Kebab Awards and see how they react. If they passively nod and don’t pick up on the absurdity of that sentence, it almost certainly means that they work…

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