Delicious irony as BNP calls for Remembrance Day minute silence a day late

Mistake took them four hours to spot

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'Others forget but we remember', the BNP said of the traditional Remembrance Day silence on Twitter today, only they managed to forget the very date on which the First World War ended themselves.

The fiercely patriotic far-right party reminded followers to observe a two-minute silence at 11am on 12 November, and it took them a good four hours to realise their error.

It was made more grievous given that they closed the tweet with a judgemental: "Others may forget but we remember".

It's very simple guys – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

The mistake was eventually spotted and blamed on technology.

"Sorry for late tweet on silence. Seems smart phones are not so smart sometimes!" the BNP wrote.

Bloody smartphones, always accidentally tweeting national day of silences at whim!

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