by Gabriele Bonafede
M6I unveiled today a new device to check whether human beings are actually saying the truth or not. It comes in the form of a mirror, and has been named “Mirror of Truth”. It can be downloaded in smartphones.
Potential for investigations is seemingly huge, and application scope very wide. The MI6 promptly informed the UK government about the new device, which is worth to add to James Bond’s special widgets stock.
At the request of PM, his cabinet and a number of close aides gathered at MI6 premises to test the newly produced prototype.
MI6 officials informed PM about dangers in using it for people who might not be so keen in spelling-out truthful statements. PM wanted to try nonetheless. He ordered a few of his close aids and a common citizen to take a try together.
Mirror of Truth is functioning
M6I officers instructed participants that they have to stay in front of the Mirror of Truth and say anything they want. The mirror will react proportionally. A not so big fake will provoke the liar to faint. A barefaced huge lie would have stronger consequences.
Bold PM’s aids, such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, went defiantly for an immediate a try.
Mr Rees-Mogg positioned himself in front of the mirror and said “I think that they’re now British fish and they are better and happier for it”. He instantly disappeared enveloped in a stinking grey smoke.
Michael Gove went second and said: “I think, EU citizens had preferential access to NHS”. He too disappeared, his body hidden by a larger and stinking grey smoke.
Then came Nigel Farage and said: “I think, can we just get to the truth of this – £350 million a week is wrong, it’s higher than that”. Again, the statement’s author disappeared in a huge and stinking smoke, this time black and with a strange shape.
PM Boris Johnson tried right afterward and said: “I think Brexit has huge benefits. And we reached a great deal with EU”. He suddenly disappeared amid a very stinking grey-and-black puff, which got stuck to the ceiling of M6I premises.
Finally, a common citizen, a Brexiteer, placed himself in front of the mirror and said “I think…”. And he suddenly disappeared in a huge and horribly stinking brown cloud, still hovering over MI6 premises and London’s metropolitan area.
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