My wife, having watched newsnight, has just told me the same story which I found doubtful to say the least. Your post appears to confirm she was correct.
The current state of parliamentary affairs should make us all less dubious of what our, so say leaders and representatives, are able to get up to in our name.
Personally, I do not pretend to know where we are supposed to go from here, maybe Guy Fawkes was right after all! I shall retire to my bed feeling annoyed and dispirited again. Good night.