Conservative MP and the attorney general Geoffrey Cox made an inadvertent gaff on Twitter that has nothing to do with Brexit, and British Twitter is having a much-needed laugh at his expense.
The Tory MP for Torridge and West Devon criticised the Daily Telegraph reporting on the Irish backstop, which he called inaccurate.
But people on Twitter are being tickled by something else.
He wrote: “The DT reporting of the last 24 hours consists of misunderstood fag ends dressed up as facts. Some of it is accurate, much more of it isn’t and what is not is far more significant than what it is. Complex and detailed negotiations cannot be conducted in public.”
It was the following line that made people giggle:
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