World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain's Home Office was left red-faced Friday after unveiling new English tests for migrant -- but misspelling the word "language" in its announcement.
Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday launched a £20 million ($28.5 million, 26 million euro) language fund to help women, particularly Muslims, who arrive in Britain after getting married but struggle to speak English.
He also said women from non-EU countries who fail to pass an English language test after two and a half years in the country could face deportation, drawing criticism from Muslim groups and opposition parties.
A Home Office press release giving details of the move Thursday spoke of a "new English langauge test" and had to be corrected.
Asked if Cameron was disappointed by the mistake, his official spokeswoman told reporters: "All of us are open to mistakes at times.
"The prime minister is pretty confident that his team speak English competently."
The mistake has drew ridicule on social media, Twitter in particular.
That Home Office note in full *facepalm* pic.twitter.com/gXnig1BYGy— anita anand (@tweeter_anita) January 22, 2016
That Home Office note in full *facepalm* pic.twitter.com/gXnig1BYGy
Makes you proud to be British https://t.co/MlCfR3wVhD— Dave Goddard (@DaveGoddard1971) January 22, 2016
Makes you proud to be British https:/t.co/MlCfR3wVhDLast Mod: 22 Ocak 2016, 16:15