As political revelations go, this one puts Watergate in the shade. Profumo Scandal - who cares? And at least Bill Clinton was caught with a human.
Yesterday the world changed forever as it was revealed in The Daily Mail that our Prime Minister allegedly once had sexual relations with a dead pig. The news was revealed in the first part of a serialisation of a new book written by former Tory funder Lord Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott.
As if this wasn't crazy enough already - the idea of a Prime Minster having 'intimate relations' with a pig was actually featured in episode one of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror TV series: after a Royal Princess is kidnapped, the ransom is that the PM must go on television to have sexual intercourse with a pig on live national television. Similarly to much of Chris Morris' work, and the television ideas of Alan Partridge, things that were written as being hilarious satirical are actually becoming (allegedly) true.
Brooker took to Twitter to explain that he couldn't quite believe it either.
Shit. Turns out Black Mirror is a documentary series.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
Just to clear it up: nope, I’d never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
And finally, a word of advice for his new political rival:
I hope Jeremy Corbyn is going to read out questions from members of the public again this Wednesday.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
If Jeremy Corbyn does nothing but make pig-related puns throughout Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday then we're pretty sure the British public will vote him into office immediately. Frankly, it's a shame Ed Miliband isn't still Labour leader: he could finally have got payback for all those bacon sandwich comments...
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