David Cameron has held crisis talks at Downing Street after being told of allegations of a sensational love affair which has potentially significant political implications for him.
For legal reasons, The Mail on Sunday cannot disclose the identities of the people involved or any details of the relationship – even its duration – other than that they are middle-aged figures. The affair has now concluded.
But this newspaper can report that when aides told Mr Cameron the identities of the alleged lovers he was ‘stunned’, and, according to sources, ‘immediately realised the importance of the story’.
The Prime Minister and his aides also discussed the possible fallout should details of the affair become public – and how such disclosure could ‘blow out of the water’ any major political set pieces planned by No 10.
One senior source told this newspaper last night: ‘This revelation is dynamite. None of us could believe it when we first heard it. Then we just thought, “What a complete mess”.’
The source added that, apart from the political implications, the revelation had caused ‘great personal distress to innocent parties’.
It is understood that the Prime Minister was told of the relationship – which does not involve anyone serving in the Cabinet – within the past few weeks.
So, not current cabinet.
But that\’s rather a clue as to at least one of them having been cabinet formerly. Maybe.
So, did Tony Blair dally with Maggie? Hmm, no, currently middle aged. Which, these days, is about anything from 30 to pension age really. Anne Widdicombe with Angela Eagle? No, not really middle aged any more. Yvette Cooper and Ed Miliband? Can\’t see that that would worry Cameron really. Can\’t be Boris because who would be surprised? Unless it were Boris and George Galloway or something.
So, who do you think it is?
Sadly, there is one restriction on this fun game. If you actually know who it is then don\’t tell us publicly for those \”legal reasons\” that the Mail mentions. All speculations must be entirely untrue.