David Cameron Posted A Picture Of Himself On The Phone And Spawned A Meme

The Prime Minister was trying to project a statesman’s image as he called Barack Obama to talk about Ukraine. The internet had better ideas.

1. David Cameron gave Barack Obama a call to chat about the Ukraine crisis.

So far, so serious. Then other people soon started dialling in.

3. Graham Linehan decided to join the call.

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4. At which point others barged in.

5. Some struggled to get the hang of it but still did their best.

6. Well, at least pretended to try.

You won't believe the filth Mr. Cameron is spouting on this phone call...

— Andy Hanley (@Hanners1979)

7. Then it started to go very wrong.

"Hi David where are you calling from?"

— JC (@JCautomatic)

8. Very wrong.

"Ukraine, you say" #davecalls

— Mat Beal (@matbeal)

9. REALLY wrong.

Yes, Dave, this is Dog

— Jon Bounds (@bounder)

10. By this point Obama wasn’t very impressed.

David who ? #davecalls

— I'm Atticus (@windlerob)

11. But they just kept coming.


— El Nombre (@lukebushnellwye)

12. And coming.

Yeah, big deal. The UK Prime Minister can use a phone. Anyone can do that.

— John Brennan (@ActingAnEejit)

13. Admittedly it sometimes got a bit surreal.

— Alwyn Payne (@AlwynPayne)

14. Or just downright disturbing.

@glinner "Get me Osbourne, immediately!" #tweetlikecameron

— Chris Burgess (@BurgessGBG)

15. Some people really went for it.

@SirPatStew @seyitaylor @robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama copy.

— Oo Nwoye (@OoTheNigerian)

16. The internet’s Rob Delaney belatedly arrived.

.@David_Cameron @BarackObama Hi guys, I'm on the line now too. Get me up to speed.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney)

17. By now it was going global.

@David_Cameron @BarackObama @robdelaney yeah we need to figure this out asap guys

— Ali Hashimee (@alihashimee)

18. And then, as with all of the best things in this world, Patrick Stewart turned up and held a packet of Wet Ones to his face.

.@robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama I'm now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay.

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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