Tag Archives: online politics

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 …

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 6 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarChristopher Haigh 18th Oct - 10:12pm
    There was a financial report in the Daily Telegraph on Monday stating that UK export levels had not responded to the fall in the value...
  • User AvatarDJ 18th Oct - 10:05pm
    "we don’t really have her as an AM at the moment anyway as she simply isn’t able to do much in the way of promoting...
  • User AvatarDJ 18th Oct - 9:53pm
    "Yet we see a growing warmth towards nationalism in Wales and we must offer a clear, positive alternative." I struggle with this idea, I must...
  • User AvatarJoeB 18th Oct - 9:23pm
    Press Release from Vince Cable responding to an IPPR report on inequality in wealth:- "Tackling inter-generational inequality and the growing concentration of wealth will require...
  • User AvatarPalehorse 18th Oct - 8:47pm
    David Raw and Katharine Pindar, I find myself (sometimes) looking from a different hill at things, than do you but I recognise, and admire, your...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 18th Oct - 8:31pm
    Thank you so much, Lorenzo. Your interest and support is much appreciated. Best wishes Paul