Councillor mocks Chuka Umunna with "Is it because I is black?" tweet

“They are my personal tweets. If you don’t like them, no one forced you to read them”, cautions the Twitter bio of Reading councillor Warren Swaine. But the borough cabinet member is surely testing the limits of such disclaimers with the following attack on black MP Chuka Umunna during Question Time on 27 January.

Perhaps Cllr Swaine can explain the relationship between Chuka Umunna’s race and “being a muppet”?

UPDATE: Covering himself in glory, the man now claims those complaining “don’t understand satire”. This may not end well.


  1. Posted February 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    “These are my personal tweets” is a disclaimer meaning they shouldn’t be read as council policy. They can still be read as revealing what an unboxed charmer the councilor is.

  2. Braveheart
    Posted February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    “..defense…”? The chap can’t even spell properly…

  3. Posted February 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    He can’t spell ‘defence’ either.

  4. Anon
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    This is the same councillor who posted the following:

    Walked from the cemetery to Brock Barracks to find the Labour hypocrites there. Gobshites the lot of them. You have blood on your hands. 5:27 PM Nov 14th via TweetDeck

    More I think about dirty tactics being used by Labour the more angry I get. They are the new Nazi party where the end justifies the means. 17 November 2010 19:11:51 via TweetDeck

    @woodo79 use of “Nazi” was Compuserve Soccer forum observation circa ’94. Doesn’t make it any less true. It’s an archetype. 17 November 2010 20:12:03 via TweetDeck in reply to woodo79

    @seanjohalloranI I take your vituperative reaction as admission that you’re an accessory to murder? Have a nice day killer. 18 November 2010 08:52:00 via TweetDeck

    I don’t know if he’s taken these down now but I do know he was reported to the standards board for it (complaint rejected on the grounds it was in a personal capacity…)

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