Michael Ashcroft has made what you might call a political booboo this afternoon.
The tax exile and Tory donor posted a video of a woman exposing her breasts on his Twitter account.
He deleted the explicit clip minutes after sharing it with the words “A reaction…”, but the post had already been captured for posterity by journalist Hannah Jane Parkinson:
That promoted some fairly disbelieving responses:
I see Lord Ashcroft is the latest to fall prey to the horrible 'accidentally tweet my personal porn stash' calamity. Thoughts and prayers, but for the grace of God etc.
— Small Adult Successson (@Philgebunts) February 13, 2018
Its tweets like these that make you realise exactly how banal and mediocre the wealthy really are.
— DimitriFromPowys (@Ross_Powis) February 13, 2018
@LordAshcroft So are you going to compensate for female nudity? how many willies will you show? you are aware it is 2018? not 1820
— AlisonWinstone (@AlisonYoga1) February 13, 2018
He also tweeted and then deleted gif of a young boy looking at a phone which said: “When she sends you nudes”. He had added the same comment that appeared on the other tweet: “A reaction…”
Users speculated about whether Ashcroft had been hacked but he hasn’t suggested that is the case.
The posts follow a similar format to others he’s made in recent days, such as this one from yesterday:
Try this… pic.twitter.com/b2RHbSe2e9
— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) February 12, 2018
Must get boring in Belize…