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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 Avatarmalc 4th May - 2:35pm
    Alex Macfie Very true. That is the number one issue that will hurt Labour at the next General Election and the Lib Dems should attack...
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    A"full English" between the Good Morning and first knock up works a treat for keeping the energy levels up.
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    My top 2 tips: 1) Wear a headtorch for the dawn leaflets so you don't muck around straining to see the addresses to deliver to....
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 4th May - 2:21pm
    What a lovely and comprehensive article! - particularly nice to heard about Aileen! Mt top tip? Count down the hours/minutes and think of the lovely...
  • User AvatarRoland 4th May - 1:41pm
    @Matt (Bristol) - thanks for the excellent contribution.
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    @Jayne Mansfield "What political decisions might have led to this increase in applications?" Back in 2009 it was decided that all nurses should have degrees...