Barack Obama, George Brown and Vladimir Putin all die and go to Hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth. Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he was finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a cheque.
Next Barack Obama calls America and talks for 30 minutes. When he finished the devil informs that cost is 6 million dollars, so Obama writes him a cheque. Finally George Brown gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he finished the devil informed him that there would be no charge for the call and feel free to call the UK anytime.
When Putin and Obama hear this they go ballistic and ask the devil why Brown got to call the UK for free. The devil replied, since George Brown became Prime minister of the UK, the country has gone to Hell, so naturally it's only a local call.