Hugh Grant endorses Danny Alexander as Inverness’s MP

You know how families sit round the dinner table discussing the election and who they might vote for. Well, this is the 21st century equivalent. Today Hugh Grant sent this tweet:

It’s a great pity he hasn’t been living in Inverness, because he certainly wouldn’t have this problem:

He’d get delights like Talk of the Glens.

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7 Comments

  • Stevan Rose 30th Apr '15 - 9:02pm

    I don’t understand how this (the tweet and drawing attention to it) helps rather than hinders Danny Alexander. Posh Englishman advises Scottish voters how to vote. Can anyone explain it please?

  • Stevan Rose
    I do not understand this either.
    That is of the reasons I prefer not to spend my time on Twitter.

    It is not clear to me why anyone’s vote should be infuenced by any celebrity or actor or politician who expresses themselves in less than 140 characters.

    Are the voters supposed to be impressed that a “famous person” could spare two minutes of their time to say something that is essentially meaningless?

    Twitter is an example of the “dumbing down” that makes the world a more shallow, less democratic place.

    The idea that ordinary voter should doff their caps to famous people in The Twitterati and vote accordingly is exactly the sort of top-down thinking that I as a Liberal Democrat instinctively oppose.

  • Julian Gibb 1st May '15 - 7:47am

    He was the only one they could find!

  • peter tyzack 1st May '15 - 9:55am

    why on earth do three ‘intelligent’ people assume that Hugh Grant was persuaded to write this.?. sounds perfectly genuine to me. . and anyway, any Scot who is offended by an English guy voicing his support for a friend is not going to be a Liberal Democrat supporter anyway. I wish more public faces would take part in the wider discussion. eg Eddie Izzard supporting Labour does us no harm atall, really, – you have to be nuts to vote Labour.

  • @Peter some posters have difficulty understanding the concept of divergence of opinion. Thus anything pro senior lib dem coalition members must be a conspiracy

  • peter tyzack 1st May ’15 – 9:55am………………..you have to be nuts to vote Labour…………….

    why on earth does an ‘intelligent’ person write this.?. . .

  • Stevan Rose 1st May '15 - 5:53pm

    I have no doubt Hugh Grant is genuine; I question the benefit of this site drawing attention to it when the objective of Danny’s campaign is to persuade people not planning on voting for him to switch. Those people are currently planning to vote SNP and a posh Englishman’s intervention will not assist him in his battle.

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