The Labour split press conference had an unexpected NSFW voiceover
As the rumour mill has been suggesting for weeks, seven – formerly Labour – MPs have announced a split from the party to form a new Independent group in Parliament, citing disappointment with Labour’s handling of Brexit and anti-semitism as their main reasoning. The seven, Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey, announced their decision in a very solemn press conference.
.@lucianaberger announces seven Labour MPs have resigned from the Labour Party to form a new independent group, saying "this has been a very difficult, painful, but necessary decision" #LabourSplit https://t.co/iAQE1PnRMR pic.twitter.com/PN9OOdfaFw
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 18, 2019
However, one person in the room obviously didn’t notice their dangerous proximity to a live microphone, and this happened:
hot mic BBC moment during ex-Labour MPs' press conference
'not going to lie, between this and Brexit we're fucked'
'it's going to be so divided'
'the Conservatives are going to win' pic.twitter.com/1dSqLYi4LO
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) February 18, 2019
Quite a lot of viewers noticed the commentary.
.@BBCNews you might want to turn off the mic that keeps picking up someone saying “we’re fucked” at this news conference
— john robins (@nomadicrevery) February 18, 2019
The BBC News feed of the Labour splitter press conference seems to have someone on the audio track mumbling commentary over the top. Someone just said "this is mad" and added "not going to lie, between this and Brexit we're fucked."
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) February 18, 2019
Haha, watching on the BBC iPlayer feed and someone just mumbled "between this and Brexit we're all fucked" and they're continuing to mumble.
— Rebecca (@arbitrarygenius) February 18, 2019
Whoever the mystery voice was, they may prove to be correct.
walking into parliament as a labour staffer today pic.twitter.com/RNopb4RfNv
— Jade Azim (@JadeFrancesAzim) February 18, 2019
H/T: Matthew Champion