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Michael Gove accidentally turns on Beyonce in Tory Cabinet meeting - fumbling around trying turn it off

Michael Gove accidentally turns on Beyonce in Tory Cabinet meeting - fumbling around trying turn it

Michael Gove, dark lord and hater of children/Chief Whip in the Cabinet, accidentally turned on Beyonce during a meeting last week.

Gove was fidgeting when the Beyonce track came blaring out of his new smartwatch. He fumbled "for quite a while" to get the noise to stop, the Telegraph reports. The Prime Minister told him off and implored him to turn it off; Gove's journalist wife Sarah Vine has written a piece explaining what happened.

According to Vine, "Beyonce's latest ouvre" was mistakenly played out because her husband had yet to learn to use his new Pebble watch, which she had bought him for Christmas. So - it's her fault.

"Despite its unprepossessing appearance, the Pebble is quite a powerful little thing," Vine wrote. "Not only can it tell the time, it can also pick up emails and text messages, screen calls, check the weather and, I'm told, control the boiler. Oh, and it can also play music. The trouble is that it takes a bit of getting used to. For if you press the wrong button, things can go disastrously wrong.

"And so it was that just as the Chancellor of the Exchequer was explaining a particularly complex piece of fiscal policy to Her Majesty's assembled Cabinet, my husband mistakenly instructed his watch to play Beyonce's latest oeuvre."

She added: "Try as he might, he simply could not silence her warblings. The more buttons he pressed, the more effusive she got. Eventually, he managed to switch her off, but not before he had received a stern reprimand from the Prime Minister himself."

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