The Prime Minister Gordon Brown was caught in an uncompromising position today after a power cut left the houses of Parliament in darkness.
Gordon Brown had just left for a "comfort break" when the lights went out.
A spokesman said "Gordon is used to being kept in the dark but on this occasion he was caught with his pants down as well"
The power remained off for just over two hours. Security was put at its highest level and all members of Parliament were asked to strip down to their underwear and wait in the corridors while police searched the benches for any suspicious looking objects.
The search resulted in the eventual detonating of three items found under Gordon Browns seat.
An insider told us that one had been a lunch box with banana and Bovril sandwiches accompanied with an apple and cheese dip, another box had medication items including headache pills, a rose scented face scrub and some sticky plasters along with an emergency self extracting tooth kit. The other suspicious looking package was lost in transit along with a few encrypted highly confidential CD discs which we are told is of no consequence.
Gordon Brown eventually returned to the benches along with his fellow Parliamentarians after dabbing at a damp patch with a handkerchief loaned to him by Balls, Rt Hon Ed (Lab/Co-op) who as everybody know is the member for Normanton.
The power failure was put down to underground electrical work being carried out by Robert Catesby and sons, a local company who specialise in blowing up big buildings.