WOW, so British PM Boris Johnson's personal phone number has been online for 15 years?!!!!

Boris Johnson's personal mobile phone number has been freely available on the internet for the past 15 years, it has been revealed.
It was published in a think tank press release in 2006, but never deleted - and appears to be the one the PM uses. 
Questions have been raised in recent weeks over who has access to ministers' personal phone numbers, amid a wider row about lobbying and influence. The PM had reportedly been advised by senior officials to change his number, but this has been denied by Downing Street last week. 
Callers to the number on Friday heard an automated message saying the phone was “switched off" and telling them to try later or to send a text. 
The government denied there was a security lapse. Home Office minister Victoria Atkins insisted that the prime minister “knows his responsibilities when it comes to national security.” and she criticized media for revealing the fact that the number was in the public domain. 
Johnson is already facing questions about his text and WhatsApp message exchanges with business leaders and lobbyists. 
He has denied doing anything wrong when he exchanged text messages with industrialist James Dyson last yaer and promised he would “fix” the tax rules for Dyson if he agreed to make ventilators for the National Health Service.


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