BBC: “Nick Clegg not executed on stage until 1320”

That was the rather startling tweet from BBC South-East reporter Louise Stewart:

But it turned out to be a typo rather than a stay of execution:

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  • James Hardy 8th Oct '14 - 1:46pm

    Wow, I know some aren’t happy with him, but I don’t think we are quite at the show-trial stage yet

  • Robin Bennett 8th Oct '14 - 2:47pm

    Leadership problem solved. Labour, please copy.

  • BBC will do anything to improve ratings…

  • Tony Miller 9th Oct '14 - 9:52am

    I thought this was an obscure reference to the birth of Watt Tyler in 1320, and heralded a new Peasant’s Revolt. Was it just a predictive text failure, or further evidence of developing intelligence in the machine?

  • Suzanne Fletcher 9th Oct '14 - 11:08am

    the cardboard cutout at the glee club ended up with him being cut off at the knees as he jigged along with the singing.

  • Simon Banks 11th Oct '14 - 9:17am

    I thought there was something odd about the guy, but I didn’t suspect he’d been dead for nearly 700 years.

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