A senior source at IBA HQ has told me…

An hour ago I received a phonecall.

“I have information that could be big. Meet me at the McDonalds car park at 6pm sharp. I’ll be dressed as a covert spy. Don’t be late.”

The caller hung up before I could compose myself and say a word.

What should I do? Was this for real? Was this a joke or worse, a trap?

As a journalist I had no choice but to find out, I concluded. I had to go no matter what.

I got myself ready, left a note explaining my whereabouts just in case of the worst and put ’999′ on speed-dial.

What happened next, I can only disclose to you vaguely for obvious reasons.

There were codewords uttered and beige trenchcoats worn. Nervous glances were exchanged. As was a bulky envelope.

“For your own good, get this information out there as soon as possible in as many places as possible – if anyone asks, you don’t know who gave it to you.”

That’s all that was said. I nodded, and instantly began to run back to base.

The following content speaks for itself. This is explosive stuff. This is the longlist for the IBA2008 Best Newcomer Award.

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