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 […]
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) […]
Grant Shapps writes article on Buzzfeed … internet explodes with #lulz: 23 horses who won't get cold this winter #ToryBuzzFeed — Primly Stable (@PrimlyStable) November 12, 2013
After party chairman Grant Shapps attempted to intimidate the BBC ahead of the Coulson/Brooks hacking trial at the weekend, the CCHQ press office have attempted to bully an individual journalists by smearing them. Deputy head of press Ric Holden (@RicHolden) has taken to Twitter to berate Metro hack Joel Taylor (@JoelTaylorMetro), falsely accusing him of being a paid-up […]
The managing director of British Gas Residential Energy is channelling Comical Ali on the front of today’s Guardian. Ian Peters denied that their Twitter online Q&A — which saw 16,000 messages of anger and ridicule sent to the company in just a few hours — was a serious own goal. “I would not describe this as a […]
Guess who’s gone off half-cocked again? On this occasion, Louise Mensch accuses a former MP of being “a disgrace to Labour”, which certainly came as a surprise to Matthew Banks — the former Conservative member for Southport. Absolutely classic Mensch.