The entire Lib-Dem element of the coalition cabinet has been grounded after Business Secretary Vince Cable exploded in mid-speech last night.
Witnesses reported a “loud bang” during the speech, with a shower of election promises seen falling from the sky soon afterwards. The coalition’s foundations were said to be shaking for several minutes after the explosion.
Prime Minister David Cameron commented “We take our safety record very seriously, and this is the first time in the coalition’s history that a Minister has exploded. Whilst this was not a significant or important member of the government in the overall scheme of things, we will be grounding all the Lib Dem members of the Cabinet and having them checked for potential loyalty faults, just in case”.