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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 12:26 PM

Who is shagging in 10 Downing Street? Affair Scandal rocks UK govt

David Cameron's wife and Boris Johnson?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10093996/Downing-Street-rocked-by-revelations-of-secret-affair.html

A secret affair with the potential to rock the Government was revealed last night, leaving David Cameron "stunned".

The identities of those involved cannot be revealed for legal reasons, but is said that the relationship was between two middle-aged figures and has now come to an end.


The revelation could have political implications for David Cameron, who has been hit by a number of scandals recently.

He was said to be “stunned” by the news, the importance of which he realised "immediately".

In meetings the Prime Minister and his aides discussed the potential implications of the affair becoming public, and the damage it could do to major political plans, the Mail on Sunday reported.

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



However, a Downing Street spokesman said today: "There have been no crisis talks or meetings."

It is believed that David Cameron has been told about the affair – which has also caused those involved personal distress – in recent weeks.

No current cabinet member is believed to be involved, but it is said that the affair could be as publicly shocking as that between John Major and Edwina Currie which was kept secret for almost two decades.

The news comes as David Cameron faces Tory back-bench revolts over the European referendum and gay marriage and rumours of a leadership challenge.

It also emerged days after Conservative MP Patrick Mercer resigned following a joint cash-for-questions investigation by The Telegraph and the BBC's Panorama

Since then a number of senior politician have become embroiled in the growing Parliamentary lobbying scandal.

The party has also been rocked by allegations of sexual assault against Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, whose office in the House of Commons was raided last month after a third man came forward and made allegations against the Conservative MP.

The revelation could have political implications for David Cameron, who has been hit by a number of scandals recently.

He was said to be “stunned” by the news, the importance of which he realised "immediately".

In meetings the Prime Minister and his aides discussed the potential implications of the affair becoming public, and the damage it could do to major political plans, the Mail on Sunday reported.

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

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HipChick Jun 2013 OP
elleng Jun 2013 #1
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2013 #4
steve2470 Jun 2013 #2
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #3
malaise Jun 2013 #5
HipChick Jun 2013 #6

Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 01:08 PM

1. I get that it's 'interesting,'

but rocks the UK govt?

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. Yeah, it's hard to calling 'rocking'

The BBC isn't reporting this at all - presumably because they have no source other than the Mail on Sunday; neither is Channel 4 News. The Guardian has it well down its front web page - http://www.guardian.co.uk/ , saying it's 'intriguing' and 'passing under the radar'.

They say it's not a member of the cabinet; therefore, I doubt the government will be 'rocked'. Affairs by cabinet ministers don't, these days, cause resignations - Huhne, for instance, didn't resign when he left his wife for an assistant (that only happened when his ex-wife revealed she'd illegally taken speeding penalty points for him).

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 01:13 PM

2. with all due respect....

I hate to be a nag, but please remember the 4 paragraph copyright rule Skinner has laid down.

Skinner himself

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=copyright

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 01:28 PM

3. No sex, please, they're British.

And they're Tories to boot. Mon Dieu!

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:00 PM

5. Shades of the Profumo affair

Who is the Christine Keeler??

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:32 PM

6. I dunnoo...but it's sounds juicy..

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