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The BNP Told People Not To Forget Remembrance Day But They Were A Day Late

The far-right political party blamed it on a scheduling error.

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Which left everyone a little confused.

@bnp come on guys, not doing yourselves any favours here.

Steve Brown@WorldofStephenFollow

@bnp come on guys, not doing yourselves any favours here.

9:37 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Because the rest of the country commemorated the deaths of Britain's fallen with a two-minute silence yesterday.

@bnp I guess you forgot to do it yesterday??

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Then someone at BNP HQ realised their mistake and corrected it, blaming the mis-scheduled tweet on a smartphone.

Sorry for late tweet on silence. Seems smart phones are not so smart sometimes!

BritishNationalParty@bnpFollow

Sorry for late tweet on silence. Seems smart phones are not so smart sometimes!

11:15 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which just left others confused if they hadn't seen the first tweet.

Soon afterwards, people worked out exactly what had happened – and started to make fun of the BNP.

@bnp A bad workman blames his tools, eh? Or was it some immigrant that had taken his job?

Steven Hadfield@SaddestOfFieldsFollow

@bnp A bad workman blames his tools, eh? Or was it some immigrant that had taken his job?

1:05 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You know what the real problem is?

@bnp I think there's a problem with what's attached to the smartphone...

LaxMeathead@AwetituFollow

@bnp I think there's a problem with what's attached to the smartphone...

12:39 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And just to really hammer home the point, someone decided to poke fun at the BNP in French. Just because.

Pour excuser leur oubli, le @bnp blâme la technologie. #PricelessFail

Max ⚓️ Haes@MaximeHaesFollow

Pour excuser leur oubli, le @bnp blâme la technologie.

#PricelessFail

2:13 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"To justify their forgetfulness, the BNP is blaming technology," the tweet reads.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at siraj.datoo@buzzfeed.com.

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