Army bomb disposal units were called out to an address in Westminster last night, after an enormous unexploded World War II bomb was discovered at the Houses of Parliament.
The bomb, estimated to be a 1,000ib device, is thought to have been fitted with a movement-sensor, an advancement that was still in its developmental stages during the war.
With this in mind, all members of the House who were present have been told they cannot leave until the bomb has been made safe.
Further to that order, those MPs who were sitting have been told to remain sitting, and those who were standing, to remain standing. People who were in the process of either sitting or standing were told to maintain that funny 'in-between' kind of 'crouching' position. Those in the lavatories have been told to hold their noses.
Army officials at the scene have said the bomb is large, and the job of disabling it even larger. A spokessoldier said:
"It's very complex, and it's going to be a bugger to deal with. The slightest movement, and "KA-BOOM!", the whole place goes up, with everything in it."
There was a loud cheer from a crowd that had gathered nearby.