Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was today widely mocked and ridiculed in the House Of Commons by her fellow MP's. This potentially damaging outburst was brought about due to Ms Smith recently admitting that she had, in fact 'pulled a whitey' whilst studying at university.
This revelation adds yet more pressure on Prime Minister Gordon Brown's new regime as he tries to install a sense of strong, trustworthy (and still a little bit trendy) government. As one Labour backbencher put it: "How is anyone supposed to take her seriously now? The opposition front bench was coked up to the eyeballs the entire time they were at university! And our Home Secretary can't even take a bit of 'puff puff'!"
It is thought that Jacqui Smith had initially tried to take today off to avoid embarrassment; However, a reliable source within Number Ten has revealed that "her draft bill proposals had to be 'in' today, so Gordon insisted she attend - at least until lunchtime."
The future is as yet unclear for the unfortunate Home Secretary, but commentators are now suggesting that it will take a political 'faux pas' of huge proportions (by somebody else) for Ms Smith to even begin to recover her reputation. But, with Boris Johnson now on enforced 'come down' in readiness for his campaign to become Mayor of London, hopes are fading fast.