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Offline Cincinnatus

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Sex scandal in England about to embarrass, maybe even bring down government?

It seems like the Brits have some kind of scandal like this every few years, going all the way back to John Profumo or John Majors. According to the "Daily Mail" a new one may be about to break.

Story summary:

Identities of people involved or details of relationship cannot be disclosed

They are middle-aged figures and the affair has now concluded

Mr Cameron was ‘stunned’ when told the identities of alleged lovers

He ‘immediately realised the importance of the story’, sources revealed

'None of us could believe it when we first heard it' said senior source

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.

Note how the Mail cannot "cannot disclose the identities of the people involved or any details of the relationship". If this was in America the cameras would already be in the participant's faces and reporters would be yelling questions. Oh, how, I do prefer the British way with this as well as libel cases and the way they treat those accused of criminal acts.

But I digress. This is only one in a series of stories like this which have broken out in England of late.

Just weeks ago, the Commons was rocked by the news that Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, a Tory MP, had been arrested following allegations that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another between 2009 and 2013 – accusations he has branded ‘completely false’.

In April, Scotland Yard said it had launched a formal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard.

The Metropolitan Police set up a phoneline for alleged victims after a number of women made claims about inappropriate conduct by the peer, who was the party’s former chief election strategist.

And, in a further case, Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock will tomorrow face a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he should lose the party whip over ‘very serious allegations’ of sexual assault.

The English and sex? Who knew?
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Offline GourmetDan

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The English and sex? Who knew?

It's prolly a Barney Frank / Herb Moses kind of deal...

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