In addition to other concerns faced by UK politicians, mainly pertaining to the future UK-EU relationship, a more mundane type of disaster stroke the MPs while in session on 4 April.
"I've got to suspend the seating," Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle told MPs on Thursday.
What followed was a loud noise of water leaking through the House of Commons roof.
😂😂😂😂😂— Jani (@Jani_Proma) April 4, 2019
Shortly after, the House of Commons press service made a statement on Twitter that prompted sarcastic retaliation on social media.
"We are aware of a water leak on the estate and are taking urgent action to resolve it."
Don't worry.. the House of Commons is unsinkable..— pmcrek (@PiratesForIndy) April 4, 2019
🤣🤣🤣— Sulekha Y Hassan (@SulekhaYH) April 4, 2019
Better to do nothing and hold fire until 12 April.— Carmen Carter (@CarmenC30263217) April 4, 2019
The work of the chamber was suspended as the leak "was investigated."
It should be suspended until after the 12th April then we'd leave on WTO— J Ozersky (@JohnOzersky) April 4, 2019
I have a feeling he wouldn't know what a spanner is, let alone have ever used one….— Ruth Cadbury MP (@RuthCadbury) April 4, 2019
I am surprised sabotage of the pipework did not take place last night to stop Cooper's Bill or today in the other house.— Paul Ireland (@PIrelandIIAPS) April 4, 2019
After the MPs passed the bill meant to stop Britain falling out of the EU next Friday without an agreement by one vote on Wednesday, it has been moved to the House of Lords.
If passed by the Lords, the bill could come into effect as early as 8 April.