A false bookcase in the British parliament buildings, the Houses of Parliament slid aside to reveal a panelled secret corridor yesterday. To the astonishment of decorators removing books, a well lit passage appeared, leading from the back of the V.I.P. guest room adjoining the Prime Minister's dressing room, to a locked door.
The Prime Minister was summoned and denying any knowledge of its existence, searched through a drawer of old keys. One was found that unlocked the door. which was found to lead to a room with a water bed, giant Jacuzzi and softly playing Barry Manilow "music".
Speculation was rife this morning that a lost "Ministerial Love Nest" had been found, fuelling rumours that a builder employed by Margarite Scratcher's Government had been killed by James Bond to prevent the whereabouts of the clandestine sex chamber ever being revealed. The builder, Ernst Stavro Blofeld had disappeared in 1986 following rumours of the construction of a "Kasbah" type sex room.
It is known that a certain American President "with a sex problem" had insisted on a "Nookie Chamber" bring built in the Houses of Parliament, like the one rumoured to be in the White House, prior to his taking over the British Government for a month on a job exchange holiday.