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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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  • Michael 1
    @Iain Sharpe Some excellent points. And I think you may have been responsible for designing some excellent tabloid newspapers and literature - which in o...
  • Michael 1
    @Peter Watson This isn't a discussion about individual policies - that is slightly off topic. My proposal is for all adults to have the right to the cost of ...
  • Keith Abrahams
    Alice, I have just written to you. I have been trying to have my complaints heard for nearly two years. What causes the problem?...
  • Keith Legg
    This whole discussion really reads like a debate over whether the chicken or the egg appeared first. A good, if not excellent, campaign will make use of both...
  • Dan
    David Raw... Not the daily express. It was a link in the Euro News. I have to go through the link to copy and paste it up here...