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Opinion: For the sake of democracy, we need to be civil online

Twitter logoSome of the world’s best-known politicians have messed up on Twitter.

…From the Labour whip who called the Tory opposition “pigs”, to the American Republican politician Jeff Frederick who prematurely tweeted about a Democrat defection, and the Hull councillor who called members of the electorate voting for the opposition ‘retards’.

Therefore, it was hardly surprising when Lib Dem favourite Sir Graham Watson made his first Twitter blunder, tweeting something potentially ill-judged on Wednesday night. A popular MEP winning 80% of first-preference votes in the last Euro selections, opponents jumped on the error, and …

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    Should the party also announce that this is an absolute red line issue and they will promise that, they will not take part in any...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 29th Jun - 6:59pm
    Andrew McCaig In various places at various times Liberals and Liberal Democrats have found ways to connect with disadvantaged in society. Michael Meadowcroft in Leeds...
  • User Avatarmatt 29th Jun - 6:49pm
    @AI " The UK is only, at best, 60% self-sufficient in food. It needs trade agreements just to feed itself. 27% of Britain’s food comes...
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    Al You are ignoring the facts. The areas with the most actual immigration, those who are most familiar with the reality, voted Remain. As others...
  • User AvatarAl 29th Jun - 6:26pm
    That is part of the irony of the Leave vote. The UK is only, at best, 60% self-sufficient in food. It needs trade agreements just...
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