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Politics latest news: Boris Johnson ‘at risk from hostile states’ after phone number left online
Boris Johnson questions flat refurbishment ‘nonsense’ SNP would ‘totally’ accept joining euro as price of EU membership Social distancing not needed at big events, PM to be told Coronavirus latest news: More than 20 million living in areas in UK with no Covid deaths Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Boris Johnson may have been at risk from hostile actors, criminal gangs and lobbyists, an intelligence expert has warned, after it emerged the Prime Minister’s mobile phone number was freely available online. Last night gossip blog Popbitch revealed that Mr Johnson’s number had been published at the bottom of a press release from when he was a junior shadow minister in 2006. Attempts by the Telegraph to call it have been met with an automated message saying the phone was “switched off”, with an invitation to “please try later or send a text”. Lord Ricketts, national security adviser under David Cameron, and former chair of the joint intelligence committee, told the Today programme: “If this same mobile phone number has been used for 15 or 20 years then hundreds, if not thousands, of people must have access to it and that gives them privileged access to him.” That could pose security risks, he noted, as hostile actors and criminal gangs with “sophisticated cyber capabilities” may be among those with the details. It also meant he could be compromised by individuals seeking favours and policy changes. It was the “equivalent of being able to walk into your office while you’re the prime minister”, he added. Follow the latest updates below.