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Hansard gems: Blunkett talks confectionary

It’s 2003. Parliament is debating foreign surveillance. The then Home Secretary, David Blunkett, is debating a point with Liberal Democrat MP David Heath. (Not about ponies this time.)

Blunket makes a one word interjection. The word?

Chocolate.

Obvious, really. It sets off a whole debate about how a hypothetical case of Belgians smuggling chocolate into the UK might be handled as you can read here. Alas, they didn’t get into smuggled fruit which tastes like chocolate pudding.

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