The Downing Street Affair Mystery

UPDATE: When Guido Fawkes posted the picture of the Mail’s front page splash he called the image ACRB. AC and RB hmmmmmmmmm 😉

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Woah! Downing Street is gossip central right now as according to the Mail on Sunday:

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’

It’s believed no serving cabinet member is involved.

Is this just the Mail going overboard to gain attention. Probably not is the answer. The Mail on Sunday tends to not hype things as much as its daily counterpart and they have firmly put it on par with the Edwina Currie/John Major affair.

Sources have said:

This revelation is dynamite. None of us could believe it when we first heard it. Then we just thought, “What a complete mess”.

Here’s an interesting exchange on twitter between Phil Reilly (Deputy Head of Media for Lib Dems) and Tory blogger Ian Dale: