The Daily Mail raised eyebrows this weekend when it published a story alleging a mysterious sex affair has forced the British government into crisis mode.
The newspaper claimed sources close to Prime Minister David Cameron said the British leader was "stunned" after hearing the news.
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.'"
However, few details about the alleged bombshell affair have been made public. The Mail On Sunday said it could not disclose the identity of the lovers or details of the relationship, citing legal reasons, but revealed the involved parties were "middle-aged figures" but not members of the current cabinet.
That narrowed the field down to just about anyone.
Deputy Press Chief for the Liberal Democrats Phil Reilly tweeted on Sunday that he had learned the names of the couple involved but was unimpressed.
According to the Press Association, the office of the Prime Minister also denied any "crisis talks" over the revelations had taken place -- a claim made earlier by the Mail on Sunday.