MP Eric Joyce was spared jail today for beating up four politicians while drunk but he said that he was “deeply apologetic” for his actions.
He swore at officers after going berserk and headbutting Tory MP Stuart Andrew and councillor Ben Maney. Mr Joyce also attacked Tory councillor Luke Mackenzie before turning on Labour whip Phillip Wilson.
Westminster Magistrates Court fined him £3,000 and ordered him to pay £1,400 to victims after he entered early guilty pleas.
Mr Joyce was also given a 12-month community order – banning him from entering pubs and licensed premises for three months – and imposed with a curfew order from Friday to Sunday.
Mortifying. Especially for the electorate.