If you enjoyed that Civil Service tweet wait until you've heard it read out by a newsreader

Moya Lothian-McLean@moya_lm
Monday 25 May 2020 08:15
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What a horrible bank holiday weekend it has been for Boris Johnson.

Just as he begins to relax, it emerges that his top advisor, Dominic Cummings allegedly broke the lockdown rules that he helped pen by travelling to Durham not once but twice, on one occasion while being infected with coronavirus.

The resulting fallout isn’t going away and has provoked outrage from thousands as more details about Cummings’ visits emerge.

And after Johnson defended Cummings at the daily briefing, in a speech that apparently seemed to “trash” all lockdown guidance previously given, the official Civil Service Twitter account seemed to join the chorus calling for stronger action.

A tweet posted to the Civil Service feed at 5.53 pm read:

Arrogant and offensive. Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters?

It was removed after almost 10 minutes but not before nearly 40,000 people liked it.

But if you thought seeing it in its original incarnation was enjoyable, wait until you hear it read slowly out in the dulcet tones of a BBC newsreader.

“We’ve had a response from the UK Civil Service’s official Twitter feed to the prime minister’s comments defending Dominic Cummings,” said presenter Clive Myrie.

The suggestion is from that Twitter feed, someone’s posted that those comments were ‘Arrogant and offensive. Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters?’

We understand that the tweet has now been taken down. 

Myrie’s delivery sparked joy among viewers.

Many enjoyed his “deliberation”.

It was deemed the “best piece of television” by some.

While others spared a thought for the Civil Service worker who sent the tweet.

For its part, the Civil Service said the tweet had been "unauthorized" and they were "investigating".

What’s next – the News at 10 painstakingly describing viral Dominic Cummings memes?

We can but hope...

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