“Prime minister, is your refrigerator running?”
Here’s a story that’s as hilarious as it is deadly serious.
Downing Street is reviewing security measures after a prank caller was put through to the prime minister’s mobile phone.
David Cameron apparently spoke to the hoaxer for “a matter of seconds” thinking he was speaking to GCHQ director Robert Hannigan, when in fact it was a prankster high on cocaine and cannabis.
Cameron said he first realised it was probably a hoax when the caller apologised for waking him up – at 11am.
The PM then asked who it was, and the voice said “it is a hoax call”, according to Cameron, who hung up.
In an earlier hoax call, No 10 had given out both Hannigan’s mobile number after the caller bluffed his way past the switchboards.
The prankster told The Sun “he’d made monkeys” of GCHQ.
He said: “I’ve just made complete monkeys out of GCHQ. I got the mobile number of a director. What’s more, I’m off my face on booze and cocaine. I had some spliff too. I’ve been up all night, I’m utterly wasted – hilarious.”
According to the PM’s office, no sensitive information was disclosed and a notice has gone out to all departments to be on the alert for hoax calls.
If anyone out there has a recording or transcript, please come forward. It’s Monday and we need a laugh.