Straw vetoes release of Iraq minutes: a nearly-LDV exclusive

There is a lot of cynicism out there about Twitter, and, yes, for some time I was one of the realists.

No longer, for a couple of hours ago Twitter almost provided Lib Dem Voice with a genu-ine world exclusive shock horror with bells on.

Jo Swinson tweeted from the Chamber at 15.39 as follows:

in Parl hearing Jack Straw vetoing releasing Cabinet minutes of Iraq war even though FOI tribunal ordered it – shocking

Now, if only I’d been farting about on Twitter like I should have been and not doing productive things like speccing for new work, I’d have been able to scoop on that. As it is, the Beeb had the story up about thirty-five minutes ago. I bet this sort of thing doesn’t happen to Iain Dale.

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5 Comments

  • ?

    It’s difficult to see how reporting something said in Parliament could be an _exclusive_ …

  • Alix Mortimer 24th Feb '09 - 6:14pm

    First of da meedja, I meant.

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