A Twitter account purporting to be a Lib Dem councillor has sent cybernats into overdrive — with a Commonwealth Games rendition of Aidan Burley: But there is no councillor in the country by this name and the picture used is of a Lebanese singer by the name of Magida El Roumi: Top trolling.
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 […]
Nick Griffin is still claiming to be an MEP on social media — more than 36 hours after conceding his North West region seat by Twitter and asking for help changing his username: If anyone can tell me how to change my twitter title without losing the account I'd be obliged! #we'renotgoingawayyouknow — Nick Griffin (@nickjgriffinbnp) […]
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?
Twitter direct messages: not to be used for discussing your “snoring boring” interviewees … … or party political selections.
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) […]