24 hours of politics on twitter – free owls and violence against women

The micro-blogging site twitter has transformed how we do politics. For better or worse it thrusts politics into the interactive which inevitably results in the sublime, the ridiculous and of course, the disgustingly offensive. The last 24 hours has given us two contrasting examples.

To start with the sublimely ridiculous:

Labour owls

*The Labour Party later claimed that they had been hacked.

But then to follow we have the sinister. This from Conservative MP Michael Fabricant which is at best bad taste and inappropriate but at worse seems to suggest he would be forced to punch a female journalist if he were forced to have a conversation with her:

Michael Fabricant

 

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