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Solely Time Will Inform: Did Boris Johnson Actually Mark 11am Silence At 11.14?

Twitter @ 10DowningStreetBoris Johnson celebrates silence for victims of the Plymouth shooting at 11 a.m.

Twitter users were unfazed when the Prime Minister posted a photo of himself marking the silence at 11 a.m. on Monday when his watch clearly said it was 11:14 a.m. – but how accurate were these criticisms?

Boris Johnson published the pictures as a tribute to the five victims of the devastating Plymouth shooting last week on Monday.

Commenting on a Twitter user, “You bothered enough to reset the clock on the mantelpiece, but forgot his watch.”

Another report criticized the claim that the Prime Minister honored the silence at 11 a.m. and compared the two different times on the mantel clock and Johnson’s watch. They asked in their caption: “Are you sure about that?”

Are you sure? pic.twitter.com/jjbowwZP6o

– TenchiResistsAgain🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #FBPE #REJOIN (@ResistingTenchi) August 16, 2021

Others asked why the photo was taking so long to upload to social media when it appeared online at 12:37 p.m.

One account noted, “It took you an hour and 36 minutes to write this tweet and upload this photo? Or was it, in view of the different times of the clock and clock, perhaps a hastily put together piece of gesture politics that was too late? “

Another report described the photo as “embarrassing”.

Journalist Chris Stokel-Walker also took part in the debate and tweeted: “Absolutely unbelievable scenes, as Boris Johnson’s watch reveals that this was not recorded at 11 o’clock despite the clock in the background.”

However, he later tweeted in defense of the photo after allegedly hearing more about the photo’s origins.

He deleted his original tweet, adding, “For transparency, delete the screenshot of the tweet below before it is taken by conspirators after being told that the EXIF ​​data shows the clock is wrong, the clock is correct.”

The EXIF ​​data means the interchangeable image file format and refers to the exact data about the origin of the image that is stored in the camera when a photo is taken.

For the sake of transparency: deleting the screenshot of the tweet below before it is picked up by conspirators after telling the EXIF ​​data that the clock is wrong, the clock is correct https://t.co/kQ8moFGLMMpic.twitter.com/ 4szkoGdKoc

– Chris Stokel-Walker (@stokel) August 16, 2021

A Downing Street official also claimed that it was actually the clock that ran for 14 minutes and that the picture was taken at 11 a.m.

Johnson also admitted to the horrific incident last week and tweeted, “My thoughts go with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and with everyone affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night. I thank the emergency services for their reaction. “

The Prime Minister wasn’t the only one to honor the terrible shooting in Plymouth, the worst in Britain in a decade.

About 200 people gathered outside Plymouth city center at 11 a.m. on Monday to mourn the lost people.

William Dax via Getty ImagesMembers of the public place flowers at the entrance to Biddick Drive, where Davison began his rampage last week

Jake Davison, 22, shot his mother Maxine Davison, 51, in Biddick Drive before shooting 3-year-old Sophie Martyn and her 43-year-old father Lee Martyn in the street.

Davison killed Stephen Washington, 59, and Kate Shepherd, 66.

Davison was a licensed gun owner, which raised serious questions about current government gun laws and sparked widespread calls for change.

The government has confirmed that it is preparing legal guidelines to encourage high standards of decision-making in applications for weapon approvals.

The Home Office wants future weapons applications to cover individuals’ social media as well.

Davison’s YouTube channel and Facebook account revealed that he referred to himself as a “terminator” and had misogynistic views.

All law enforcement agencies in England and Wales were advised to review their current procedures and evaluate existing licenses.

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