A source close to Prime Minister, Theresa May, has revealed that she broke wind as news of her impending humiliation at the polls became clear last June.
The anonymous insider told The Whitechapel Whelk: “I was standing right behind her when the exit poll results started coming in.
“Seconds after she was handed the forecast on a sheet of paper, she broke wind. I can only put it down to the shock of realising that there could be a hung parliament
“It was a real rip-snorter and the stench afterwards was pretty outrageous to be fair.
“There was an uncomfortable silence at first, then Boris Johnson broke the ice by shouting: “I’ll name that tune in one”
“David Davies and a couple of the PM’s advisors actually started gagging, while Andrea Leadsom hurried from the room with a hankie covering her nose and mouth just seconds afterwards.
“The Prime Minister seemed oblivious to the furore to be honest but she did eventually walk over to the window to open a fan light”
This latest revelation mirrors a disclosure made by the late, former Foreign Secretary, George Brown, who revealed in his memoirs, that, in 1964, the then Minister of Transport, Barbara Castle, unleashed a thunderous “double-barrel’ during a summit conference with Russian President, Leonid Brezhnev, when the Russian challenged her stance on his nation’s nuclear weapons build-up.