Not all of us who did German at King’s College London are as cheeky as Rory Bremner.
Bremner: Hi Margaret? Hi, it’s Gordon.
Beckett: All right, Gordon, what can I do for you?
Beckett [actually Bremner]: Have you spoken to Tony about next week or not?
Beckett: No, I haven’t actually, no.
Bremner: Cos obviously he’s going to get Alan [Milburn] back in, and Stephen [Byers], and I don’t know how you feel about that. Cos obviously we’re going to have to talk about the reshuffle over the weekend.
The Independent collects some other hoaxes in the article, for instance to Jacques Chirac, Fidel Castro and the Queen.