BBC reassures people that subtitles claiming 'posh booing noises' at PMQs were fake

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 05 November 2015 09:30

The BBC has denied that subtitles claiming "posh booing noises" were being made at Prime Minister's Questions were real.

Following the session at parliament on Wednesday afternoon, a screengrab from BBC News showing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressing the Commons with the subtitles "[posh booing noises in background]" was shared widely online.

It was actually made by satirist Aaron Gillies on his Twitter account @TechnicallyRon (you can see his tweet below as well).

The fact the BBC felt compelled to make this clarification shows just how badly behaved MPs can be at PMQs.

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