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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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  • User AvatarMartin 6th Dec - 7:33pm
    Dunne: Read Hume on miracles.
  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 6th Dec - 7:33pm
    I was going to make a donation, but the data required and presumed consents associated with the dd form put me off. Paypal would be...
  • User AvatarMike S 6th Dec - 7:28pm
    @John Peters Bit harsh John. Think many supporters of the Lib Dem's - me included, don't think this way at all, in fact very much...
  • User AvatarFiona 6th Dec - 7:26pm
    The very fact that the Greens decided to stand down without taking a bung, suggests this is a red-herring. I think it made absolute sense...
  • User AvatarJ Dunn 6th Dec - 7:19pm
    Martin To avoid solicitors letters dropping through your letterbox,.. on foolish comments like "it is more likely that Guido was offered a bung to concoct...
  • User AvatarMartin 6th Dec - 7:04pm
    In comparative probabilities, it is more likely that Guido was offered a bung to concoct the story (though neither probabilities would be worth anything).