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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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    Thanks for this post, David. Another point to note is that people were engaged and excited by an issue which affected very few of them...
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    David Allan "Why should this suddenly reverse when it is the rich we are talking about? Why is it that the best way to justify...
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    R Rossim: No of course it was not the reason for the election result but I think many people felt that some of the things...
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    Joe, the Conservative got the support of less than 1 in 4 of those eligible to vote. They do not represent the people of this...
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    Whilst no doubt some of the detail is debatable, your direction of travel is spot on. We need to move away from a party that...
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    Matthew Huntbach "It’s not just down to luck, unless by “luck” you include being lucky with the parents you had." I don't agree most is...
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