Gloucester MP Richard Graham caught out on Twitter by spoof account
A HOAX Twitter account caught out Gloucester's MP and the Prime Minister.
After work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith's bruising encounter on Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday morning, political colleagues rushed to support him on the social networking site – but they fell for an online prankster's spoof.
"@IDS_MP right to have made changes to Universal Credit to ensure on time and within budget and help many poor workers increase take home pay," Mr Graham tweeted from @RichardGrahamMP at 1.15pm.
Prime Minister David Cameron also tweeted: "We're rolling out a cap on Benefits today – @IDS_MP and I are determined to make work pay, and help the UK compete in the #GlobalRace."
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The account @IDS_MP does not represent Mr Duncan Smith – its biography admits in crude Latin that it's not to be believed.
Mr Graham said he got the wrong account name and was 'absolutely not excited about fake twitter addresses' and had been talking to Syrian National Coalition leaders discussing how they get peace.
The fake user @IDS_MP tweeted him back and said: "Don't fret too much old chap. Caught Dave out too. Chin chin!"