UKIP MEP fails English test with Twitter gaffe, internet goes crazy
The Scottish politician was focusing on the subtleties of interaction between doctor and patient and the importance that both understand each other clearly.
Relationship between doctor and patient is complex both intend of diagnosis communication and treatment requires high proficiency of english— David Coburn MEP (@DavidCoburnUKip) May 28, 2016
The Brexiteer’s failure to double check what he wrote didn’t go amiss with social media users who were only too willing to point out the mistakes.
@DavidCoburnUKip I ain't not never got no clue of what you just said, nuh uh— Dan Davidson (@DanDavidson82) May 28, 2016
Working as a politician in the European parliament usually requires a decent smattering of French and Coburn is apparently pretty confident speaking the language of Voltaire.
So confident, in fact, that he’s not shy when it comes to mocking the French and their use of language either.
David Coburn opens his UKIP manifesto speech with a crack at the French pic.twitter.com/oAR70aOs7Q— Philip Sim (@BBCPhilipSim) April 7, 2016
His tweet is far from the biggest twitter fail from a politician though.
When Labour’s Ed Balls accidentally tweeted his own name back in 2011, he was widely mocked. The incident eventually spawned 'Ed Balls Day,' which is still celebrated each year on April 28.
Ed Balls— Ed Balls (@edballs) April 28, 2011