This morning Twitter user Matthew Doyle tweeted something that he will very likely regret.
This must be the first time an MP has been promoted days after confessing to an affair with a young activist. Here’s the Twitter of minister Rob Halfon — who suddenly finds himself in the cabinet:
Told that the UK steel industry was in crisis and challenged to take action on 15 September, the minister with oversight of the sector, Anna Soubry, told MPs of Redcar steel plant owners SSI:
It’s 10:53am and the local steel plant has closed:
An aside from Guido notes the ostensibly remarkable support enjoyed by Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham on Twitter — if the meteoric rise of the account @LabourAndy (not really Burnham) is anything to go by:
Two Conservative Party social media accounts for Kensington and Chelsea borough have been accused of circulating the following graphic mocking Ed Miliband as a stroke victim — before finishing with the phrase “Time to LOL”:
Claiming hackers were responsible for favourites on his Twitter account including bondage porn and an exchange with “Rate My Titties”, Tory MP Karl McCartney has actually written to Twitter to complain about their supposed poor security: “I am writing today to Twitter to express my concern that six months from a General Election the security of […]
With opponents calling for him to be sacked, Tory minister Matt Hancock has apologised after Scrapbook highlighted a message on his Twitter timeline stating the Labour Party was “full of queers”: Amazed @matthancockmp sends vile tweet about "queers". Cameron shd sack him now. pic.twitter.com/wHptYH3HPH — Chris Bryant (@ChrisBryantMP) October 2, 2014 Previous RT was a total accident. […]
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 […]