Claims that there has been a secret truth ring in Westminster has been made by backbench Conservative MP Beamish Bounderby. In an interview with the Guardian, he has claimed that a secret cabal of politicians has been telling the truth for decades, and leaking it to journalists. They have contradicted claims by successive governments by revealing the facts. These include: there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the banking collapse of 2008 had been coming for years, climate change is real, and Britain is just a client state of the U.S.A. The politicians in this cabal have remained nameless.
This has been strenuously denied by several ex-government ministers, including Sir John One-Port-Too-Many, now Lord Buckingham.
"This is an outrageous allegation." Lord Buckingham has said. "The suggestion that politicians have been telling the truth is clearly absurd. I am confident that there is no substance to these outlandish claims."
The Cabinet Secretary, Sir Thomas Hunt, has been questioned about the disappearance of hundreds of files, allegedly containing evidence of truth telling by M.P.s.
"These files were disposed of according to established procedure. We had no idea that there have been members of parliament involved in this. It is clearly deeply disturbing."
The matter has been referred to the Metropolitan Police, who will carry out a full investigation. The Met Chief, Sir Mark Steel, has said: "Acting on information received, our officers have begun questioning members of parliament. If politicians have been telling the truth, it is a serious matter, and we need to get to the bottom of it."