See Twitters reaction to the awkward blunder
Andrea Leadsom has praised Jane Austen, after it was revealed she will feature on new £10 note on the 200thanniversary of her death earlier this week, as one of the ‘greatest living authors’.
Speaking to the House of Commons she quickly corrected herself by say “greatest ever authors’.
Unfortunately for the Leader of the House of Commons it was already too late and the innocent blunder has been picked up by the media and is trending on Twitter.
Here’s some of the reactions:
— i newspaper (@theipaper) July 20, 2017
Did she really say that?
Andrea Leadsom- we just celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. literally 2 days ago. It was even trending on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/KxAwyc9o9P
— Edina Ely (@edina_louise) July 20, 2017
Now she’s trending on Twitter, bet she wishes she wasn’t
Just got back from my local bookshop.
Andrea Leadsom was there excitedly waiting for Jane Austen’s latest release. pic.twitter.com/XIXeOQKUmK
— Graham Lithgow (@grahamlithgow) July 20, 2017
Still not quite realised
At a young age of 242, Andrea Leadsom declares Jane Austen fit for work and may face sanctions if she don’t turn up to her JSA appointment pic.twitter.com/OvuVoVn3yr
— Muhmoud Junju (@Fraud_Assistant) July 20, 2017
Even the greatest authors can’t catch break
Don’t mock Andrea Leadsom. She’s just giddy with excitement because Mozart has announced a new world tour.
— Moonraker (@CombeGibbet) July 20, 2017
She may be waiting a while!
Andrea Leadsom has called Jane Austen ‘our greatest living authors’? pic.twitter.com/9GRHgQtc9n
— RiksRedGuard (@RiksRedGuard) July 20, 2017
Sorry to break it to you
We are currently moving all our Jane Austen stock from Classics into Greatest Living Authors. Thanks Andrea Leadsom for the heads up.
— Waterstones (@Waterstones) July 20, 2017
They appreciate the heads up
BREAKING: Andrea Leadsom devastated to learn of Jane Austen’s passing. Cancels today’s photo-op with William Shakespeare as mark of respect
— Dave (@davechannel) July 20, 2017