Police, fire and ambulance services were called to Downing Street yesterday after a homeowner heard a scream coming from No.11 and found the current tenant at the bottom of a deep dark hole which had appeared suddenly underneath his office desk.
"I rushed in and tried to pull old George out of his hole, but he insisted everything was going swimmingly, and in any case he enjoys the digging", said the neighbour David Cameron.
"Everything is absolutely fine" said the tenant whom neighbours named as 'George Osborne', who continued to insist that although the property surveyor Moody's had changed the rating on his office foundations from "AAA" to "AA1" he felt that he was going in the right direction and would be digging himself out in the near future, possibly before 2015 when his current tenancy runs out.
"At first when I heard the crash and the cry for help, I thought it was my other neighbour Mr Clegg buried deep in the mire", said David Cameron, "but unfortunately he was found safe and sound and apparently in high spirits from his trip to Hampshire, where he'd apparently recovered something that he thought he'd lost. I don't like Hampshire anyway - ghastly place"
Surveyors, who expressed concern that Mr Osborne's continued digging might undermine his neighbours at number 10 and the rest of the street, were asked to leave before Mr Osborne called his dogs out.