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People Spot Awkward 'Mistake' In Boris Johnson's 11am Silence Photo

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People Spot Awkward 'Mistake' In Boris Johnson's 11am Silence Photo

Boris Johnson observed a minute's silence for the victims of a mass shooting in Plymouth - but lots of people spotted something seemingly amiss.

Gunman Jake Davison killed five people last Thursday (12 August), and the Prime Minister's Twitter account showed that Johnson had paid his respects to the victims, posting a photo in which he is stood with his hands clasped in front of him and his head bowed.

The picture - shared on Monday (16 August) - was captioned: "Today at 11am the Prime Minister observed a minute's silence for the victims of the mass shooting in Plymouth last Thursday."


But while the clock on the mantelpiece behind him was set to 11am, the watch on Johnson's wrist appeared to indicate that the time was 11.14am.

The disparity didn't go unnoticed, and many people were quick to highlight it in the comments:


However, while many people deduced that Johnson's inaccurate watch indicated that the photo must have been staged, others leapt to the defence of the PM.

They argued that he may simply set his watch ahead of time.

You know, like some chronically tardy people do to help them get places on time... though 14 minutes fast is very precise.


A Downing Street spokesperson told the Mirror that the picture was taken at 11am and the Prime Minister's watch was running 14 minutes fast.

LADbible has contacted No 10 for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@10DowningStreet

Topics: Viral, UK News, Boris Johnson, Politics

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