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@patrick_kidd — 11,480 followers, 49,692 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

@benrathe @tompeck I fear the answer is that like everywhere in the media now there aren't so many people to check things

Nov 20, 2017

Newsnight ended with a piece premised on the Queen marrying in 1937 and its similarities to today - Tory PM in trouble, conflict in Spain - not realising she married in 1947... Oh dear.

Nov 20, 2017

Gosh. According to Newsnight the Queen was only 11 when she married. And Baldwin was PM. Did no one check the script?

Nov 20, 2017

@realPhilTaylor I guess it is meant to be short for Frances but I'm sure children can cope with a Fanny

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