Prime Minister David Cameron is desperate to find more big news stories to hide scandals from the public.
The latest round of scandals including Lords taking payments from lobbying firms and the collapse of A&E services due directly to his flagship GP led healthcare policy have been buried by the fall out from the Woolwich murder and the April Jones case. The latter has been ceased on by the government to bring in internet censorship by the back door to avoid future scandals coming to light.
However the rumblings of an affair between two people in their forties at the heart of Downing Street look set to derail the conference season for the Tories. The individuals involved have legal blocks on being identified but when the government cannot bury the story under the coronation anniversary any longer it could cause an early election.
It is thought that Cameron hopes to schedule a series of tough events for the Duke of Edinburgh in an attempt to cause his health to break down so that the story can be buried under a state funeral. Long term he hopes this plan could see off the Queen and at a stroke he can interfere in the succession in a way not seen since the Regency and place Prince William whom he has been grooming for years.