Downing Street pranksters fail to trick Boris Johnson into believing that April Fools’ daily stories, including Michael Gove, are setting up a quality food company to rival Prince Charles
- Last week, he was targeted by No10 pranksters who tried to make him believe false reports
- On Thursday, the normal bundle of updates from the PM also included some fake news
- One had a false statement about the existence of a museum of agricultural technology
- It said they still received tax money – despite the closure
Boris Johnson has been dragged into many an April Fools joke over the years.
But last week, he was targeted by pranksters when his Downing Street staff tried to trick him into believing some fake reports.
On Thursday – April 1 – the regular bundle of Covid updates and clippings from the Prime Minister’s dailies also included some fake news, slipped in by mischievous aides.
They contain a false document that revealed the existence of a Museum of Agricultural Technology and a Museum of Museums that had been set up by previous Labor governments and which still received tax money – despite being closed years ago.
Boris Johnson has been dragged into many an April Fools joke over the years
The spoof report – reportedly a ‘war on waste’ investigation into quangos – claimed that the institutions have been receiving government funding worth a total of £ 2 million every year since 2009.
Another fake red box item claimed that Michael Gove intended to use his title of the Duchy of Lancaster to offer a new range of high-quality food products – such as sausages – to rival the Duchy Originals range that became so successful launched by Prince Charles.
The prime minister’s aides, aware that their boss had once had a range of Yorkshire sausages named ‘Boris Bangers’ in his honor, hoped he would fall for the story.
Another fake red box item claimed that Michael Gove intended to use his title of the Duchy of Lancaster to offer a new range of high-quality food products – such as sausages – to rival the Duchy Originals range that became so successful. launched by Prince Charles.
Unfortunately, the prime minister who loved pork saw right through the April Fool.
Over the years, April Fools media reports have claimed that Boris’s photo was to adorn a series of postage stamps commemorating Britain’s departure from the EU; that he wanted to launch Boris Boards – hourly rental hoverboards in London, similar to the successful bike program; and that he planned to concrete across the country’s canals to create a rural bicycle highway.
Another report that entered Mr Johnson’s office on Thursday contained the ludicrous claim that French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated himself on his handling of the Covid crisis in his country, just as it ended in another lockdown – but it turned out absolutely. to be true.