This week has been full of war in Iraq, Russian tanks in Ukraine and Theresa May hellbent on making sure you can't go on holiday.
But there was one little ray of sunshine. Not the weather. This lovely little tweet from Sarah Champion MP, who couldn't resist telling the whole of Twitter that her new boyfriend had said the 'L-word'.
Eeek! My new(ish) boyfriend said he loves me! How am I meant to get this stupid grin off my face? (I know, I know shower of Government etc!)
— Sarah Champion MP (@SarahChampionMP) June 12, 2014
Westminster might be a hotbed of gossip, but sometimes that's not about which backbencher is backstabbing, but who has been snogging who. It seems like the House of Commons is just like any other office.
MPs piled in to ask their colleague for the juicy details.
@SarahChampionMP there is so much gossip in that tweet, clearly going to have to investigate….*gets out list of questions for new boy..* ;-)
— stellacreasy (@stellacreasy) June 12, 2014
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) June 13, 2014
Twitter soon piled in with suggestions about how Champion could indeed "wipe that stupid grin of my face".
— Christian DeFeo (@doctorcdf) June 12, 2014
— Russell Taylor (@RussTayles) June 12, 2014
@SarahChampionMP Ask him 'Will you still love me if we go into a coalition with the Lib Dems in 2015?' That is the real test.
— Ian Pace (@ian_pace) June 12, 2014
Some saw it as a chance to use their best political innuendo:
@SarahChampionMP he only wants to get into your shadow cabinet ;)
— Philip Peacock (@ppeacock2) June 12, 2014
Proving to the world that Westminster politicians and hacks can get as giddy as schoolgirls and as mushy as peas when it comes to love.
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