For those who have been following the UK political event known variously as #piggate
, or #baeofpigs
, but have been wondering if this could possibly be serious, there are some excellent articles circulating which give some more context to what's really going on here.  Essentially, British politics have long been built on a rather complex culture of blackmail: one of the key steps to becoming an accepted member of certain key political elites is to let them have the goods on you. That gives you access, in exchange for loyalty to the people who "made" you. And when those people consider that you've been insufficiently loyal, well... interesting things come out.+Jordan Peacock
shared one excellent article which appears to be slashdotted at the moment, but he gives the key ideas in his post: https://plus.google.com/+JordanPeacock/posts/8GFFaRju5y2
For another in-depth view, you can check out this article over at Foreign Policy: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/21/what-piggate-really-says-about-the-state-of-british-politics/
, found via +Chris Jones
There's also this article from a professional UK spin doctor about the way Cameron's team has handled this which raises a number of interesting issues, via +Rhys Taylor
Or from the porcine perspective, you can simply take Miss Piggy's word for it.
 For those who haven't, the short version is that a new biography of Prime Minister David Cameron includes the allegation that, as part of an initiation ritual when he was at Oxford, he... well, he fucked a pig, and that there are pictures to prove it. There's not really any nice way to say that. This has led to some pretty fascinating news articles, to say nothing of the state of Twitter.