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.”
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Boris Johnson says he fully supports Jeremy Corbyn’s version of Brexit, whatever it happens to be.
Theresa May will meet Jeremy Corbyn later today to ask the Labour leader if he has any idea what to do about Brexit and possibly ask him for political asylum in the Labour party headquarters.
Ahead of the meeting, Boris Johnson has stated that whatever Mr Corbyn thinks about Brexit it is definitely what he’s been saying all along.
“Well I was right behind the remain campaign until I decided that I was fully behind the leave campaign and now I’m backing Mr Corbyn,” Johnson said.
“Some may call me an opportunistic backstabbing traitor, but the important thing for the country is that Mrs May has fluffed the whole shebang and I’ll be the next leader.
“Mr Corbyn probably has some really good ideas about Brexit and as soon as the PM agrees with them I'll be coming out against them and leading the charge to put me in charge."
Asked directly if he still had ambitions to lead the Conservative party Johnson ruffled his hair, mumbled something in schoolboy Latin, and told reporters.
“No no no, I just want what’s best for the country.
“I’ll add that Corbyn and May both going down with the good ship Brexit is good for the country, if it means I get to be the next prime minister.”