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David Cameron mistakenly tweets fake account of cabinet member

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has mistakenly mentioned a parody account of Iain Duncan Smith in a tweet, which supported the introduction of the benefits cap.

The message from Cameron’s Twitter account read: "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 # Global Race."

In response, the spoof account tweeted by saying: "Chin chin, Dave. Round mine for a Pimms later?"

One message read: "A 15% increase in MPs’ pay is a disgrace. Has anyone seen the price of foie gras and Armand de Brignac…we need at least 25%."

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Another read: "I’ve always supported a Mansion Tax. Your Tax buys my Mansion. Chin chin!"

According to Independent, the user who befooled the UK Prime Minister is a 42-year-old man from Berkshire.

Cameron joined Twitter in October 2012 under the name @David_Cameron.

Last year, Cameron also joined US President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in LinkedIn’s new feature that allows members to follow influential thought leaders on the professional social networking site.

Cameron has also trailed a mobile app, known as Number 10 Dashboard, to consolidate his workload and help him with the day-to-day running of the government.
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