Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were discovered by janitorial staff this morning after spending the night trapped in a Westminster meeting room.
The prime minister and Labour leader met yesterday to discuss a cross-party approach to breaking the Brexit deadlock but are understood to have become trapped after failing to agree on a strategy for exiting the meeting room.
The hapless pair were discovered this morning by Commons janitor Jannah Kowalski and are said to be dehydrated but in good spirits.
“I was clearing up the rubbish in the meeting rooms like every morning and then I found Mrs May and Mr Corbyn.” Ms Kowalski told us.
“The door wasn’t locked but they both looked very surprised when I opened it and showed them the way out.”
Number 10 issued a statement clarifying the circumstances of what they are now spinning as an “all night meeting”.
“The prime minister and Mr Corbyn held constructive talks on Brexit and other matters late into the night.” a spokesman said.
“Rumours that the prime minister was trapped or unable to escape from an unlocked room are unfounded.
“The prime minister had a clear plan for leaving the meeting but lacked the support she needed from the Labour leader to enact it.”