How many cups of coffee does it take to read a Brexit deal?
Well, if you’re Tory MP Grant Shapps, it turns out it takes quite a few.
At 8.39 this morning he took to Twitter to ensure everyone knew he had actually read Theresa May’s deal but people were more interested in what he had around him.
On the table in front of him he had no less than 10 empty coffee mugs.
But why not just keep filling the same mug?
At worst you could at least alternate between two.
Wyn Evans asked Mr Shapps why he had so many mugs, who had his answer ready to go.
He replied: ‘Ah, dishwasher broken. Part from Germany. Has required two weeks and counting. And that’s before Brexit!’
So presumably he doesn’t have a sink then?
Some people have also pointed out that the mugs look suspiciously clean considering it supposedly had the dark liquid in it just hours beforehand.
He gave his verdict on the document, and captioned his Tweet: ‘VERDICT: after 585 pages & copious cups of coffee, this #WithdrawalAgreement looks v. problematic. £39bn to get out of Europe, but run by Europe. -To support this, requires 2 key changes. 1.Unilateral method of leaving backstop. 2.Future trade deal fleshed out beyond flimsy 7 pgs’
So he clearly did some number crunching, but we decided to do a little of our own.
In an average amount of coffee there is about 95mg of caffeine.
An adults daily allowance is around 400mg, meaning Mr Shapps consumed over double the safe amount to read the document.
He must have been absolutely buzzing after drinking all that.
True, it may well have been decaf, but that would completely under estimate the reason for drinking all that in the first place.
Of course, people (and Larry the Downing Street cat) thought it was absolutely hilarious.
Tim Dunn (@MrTimDunn) November 17, 2018
@grantshapps I count 11 mugs in this photo.
PolitiKey (@PolitiKeyUK) November 17, 2018
@grantshapps The mugs all look suspiciously clean and appropriately spaced ready for a photo op I think 🤔🤣
Matt Shaw (@Shaw91Matt) November 17, 2018