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”:

The Politiwoops website, which archives tweets deleted by MPs, shows that the Hancock used the official Twitter app to re-tweet the message on his iPhone.

As the image below shows, however, his explanation would involve “accidentally” clicking a re-tweet picture icon and then “accidentally” clicking a second button which not only has “re-tweet” written on it but is in a different location.

'Accidental' iPhone re-tweet

Accident? Or just appalling judgement?

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