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BBC subtitles suggested Batman was in the running for British Prime Minister

“He may not be the Prime Minister we want, but he’s the Prime Minister we deserve.”

IF YOU THOUGHT that the shambles that is Brexit couldn’t get any more ludicrous, recent events reminded us that that simply isn’t the case.

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Let’s set the scene, shall we?

It’s midway through one of the most tumultuous weeks in Britain’s political history, Michael Gove is addressing the House of Commons, and outlining the reasons why he believes Jeremy Corbyn is not fit to be the British Prime Minister.

So far, so standard.

Now let’s imagine you were following events in the House of Commons with the help of subtitles.

Instead of relaying the speech as it was delivered, you were instead told that Michael Gove was against the idea that Batman – yes, Batman -  could ever be the British Prime Minister.

PastedImage-32453 Source: ninamasseyPA/Twitter

No ifs, ands or buts.

Indeed, as far as the subtitles communicated, Michael Gove was absolutely adamant about it.

No way can this country ever allow Batman to be our Prime Minister.

PastedImage-68197 Source: ninamasseyPA/Twitter

And yes sure, ‘Batman’ was supposed to read ‘that man’ in reference to Jeremy Corbyn, but in its time of need, Twitter seized upon the error, and did what it does best.


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