Consistency is not the strong suit of former Tory deputy chairman Michael Fabricant. In the wake of a particularly fearsome encounter between Rod Liddle and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on Channel 4 News, Fabbers had this to say: And here he is holding a sign saying “real men don’t hit women”: Real men don’t joke about hitting women […]

This from what looks to be the Twitter account of UKIP’s Newark branch, where Roger ‘hating gays is like choosing a cup of tea’ Helmer MEP will be fighting a by-election: With the account set up at least 11 months ago, the party’s top spinner is denying that it’s official: @Claire_Phipps @rowenamason @UKIPNewark That would be a […]

Following the disastrous decision to debate Nigel Farage, Nick Clegg is bringing his European election master plan online: There are just 3 weeks until the European elections. @nick_clegg will taking your questions live on Twitter from 2.30pm — Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 1, 2014 What could possibly go wrong?

The members of Thameside Council aren’t “snoring boring” – a message from the local authority’s official Twitter account could suggest they’re much worse than that: We’ve checked and there is definitely no “Cllr B. Ends”. Could the message be an erroneous DM? UPDATE: But there is a “Councillor Bell”. They are live tweeting a councillor […]

UPDATE: BIS have since denied such a screen exists. If you can’t tell Vince Cable what you think face-to-face, broadcasting it in his department is surely the next best thing: @IanMartin TIP – any tweet featuring @vincecable's twitter handle automatically appears uncensored on a big screen in BIS. Fill your boots. — Gideon Defoe (@gideondefoe) […]