News has just come in from Downing Street that Deputy Primeminister Nick Clegg has been put on the naughty step by David Cameron after he allegedly 'had a big tantrum' and 'started getting stroppy' about primeministerial duties.
"I remember the incident quite well," said David Cameron, "We we're merely having a discussion about government policy, when Nick started getting all miserable. When I asked him, he started getting very angry at me because he was only Deputy PM. He started to get very, very cross, so I asked had him put on the naughty step until he calmed down."
The issue has been officially dealt with, reported a Downing Street official, but Mr Clegg has still got another hour on the naughty step so he can learn his lesson about getting grumpy with the PM.
"Maybe I shouldn't have got so grumpy with David," said Nick Clegg, speaking to jounalists via video link from the step, "but it doesn't help my case when David starts teasing me about his job. It's not fair."
Allegations that David Cameron frequently taunted Mr Clegg on the day of the incident have been denied. "It's simply not true," Mr Cameron told jounalists, "Myself and Nick have a proffesional relationship that balances upon trust and being kind to one and other. I may have pointed out that my job was the superior out of the two, but nothing malicious or unkind. No, not at all."
Rumours that this incident was not a one off have been denied by Downing Street. "This argument was an insolated incident, and we doubt this will happen again." said a Downing Street official. It has been reported that the incident had been cleared up by Samantha Cameron, stopping the argument before it turned nasty. "Naturally, I thought of my husband first," said Mrs Cameron, "and I had Nick put on the naughty step immediately. But, to keep things fair, I had to punish David as well, given that he could have inadvertently started the incident. I've told him he's not getting any sweets or after dinner treats until he's apologised to Nick. I'm still waiting for him to do so, though."
Government officials have assured the public that the matter has been resolved and there will be no repetition of what happened, putting it down to both of them being over tired. Their new bedtime routine will begin as of next week.