Were she to interview people who really do work here she would know that the thousand or so parliamentary staff employed by MPs work hard for the people that ultimately pay their wages - the taxpayers, and very often have limited personal contact with their busy bosses. If these characters had been doing their jobs they would not have time for such romantic fantasy.
As the Chair of the Secretaries' and Assistants' Council and having worked in Parliament for Andrew Faulds, MP, for three years, I can say that in my experience none of the characters portrayed in Ms Langdon's 'Westminster' bear any resemblance to those alive or dead at the real Palace of Westminster. But was this intentional?
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