February 16th, 2010


From the Frequently Asked Questions section of Twitter’s very own help website:

Can I edit a tweet once I post it?
Nope. Once it’s out there, you can’t edit it. You can delete an update by clicking the trash icon on the right end of the update, but you can’t make changes.

This puts Labour whip David Wright’s claim that his tweet about the Conservatives being “scum sucking pigs” was “tinkered with” beyond any doubt.  If he had just admitted that it was too far and said sorry last night this whole thing would have been over within minutes, but, as ever, it is the lying that will nail him. CCHQ are pushing this one aggressively and Pickles has just written to Wright accusing him of breaking the Ministerial Code.

A Minister of the Crown could well be set to be Twitter’s first major political scalp.


  1. 1
    Dirty Old Man says:

    Stupid wanker.

    • 2
      Mr Ned says:

      Serves him right for lying!

      • 10
        fitaloon says:

        I see he was also a bit of a snouter round the old trough as well. Maxing out last year on the old away from home lark. Also seems very quiet fro an MP who Tweets so loud
        # Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
        # Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
        # Is a member of 0 select committees (0 as chair).

        • 20
          Anonymongrel says:

          Judging by his face, his surgeries are infrequent, too.

          • MisterE says:

            According to this: http://www.telfordcouncilwatch.org.uk/ if you turn up at one of his surgeries without an appointment, he calls the police on you…

          • Animal says:

            It gets better. He stated consitituents could turn up without an appointment, then kept a person waiting for the day and then, after refusing to see the person, attempted to turf him out by calling the Police.

            Sadly, as the officers called found the constituent had a perfectly legitimate reason to be there, the MP had no choice but to meet him. I wonder if the constituent got a cup of tea for his troubles……

            This also from the Torygraph:
            “David Wright accepted a £16,787 payment from the owners of his flat in return for giving up the right to cheap rent, then moved out. Claimed £599 for a TV but a £64.99 claim for a razor was turned down”

            He did also have a claim for move in monies accepted for £1975.87.

            So to only did he make a tidy sum from his landlord, but the taxpayer paid for him to move after he pocketed the cash. What a nice chap.

            He’s a very generous tenant though. On the 13th June 2008 Mr Wright claimed for a new carpet in the property owned by his landlord to the value of £1175.00. Now, I always laboured under the impression that items like carpets in a property were the responsibility of the landlord, but of course I would also be assuming that, should Mr Wright decided to move to another property – perhaps after another financial inducement by his landlord like last time? – then he will of course take his 80% wool pile with him. Along with the lino also claimed for in the kitchen & bathroom.

            Will he also be taking the £25.00 toilet seat, claimed in November? Who knows……

            But as the MP squeals on his taxpayer-funded website:
            “I know that a lot of people are angry about MPs’ allowances and there is a belief that all of us are abusing the system. The truth is that the majority of the 646 MPs in parliament of all parties are hard working and honourable people.”

            All this from an MP who voted against full disclosure of MPs expenses last year. Well, the people of Telford have a choice in a few weeks time.

          • Help Hollie says:

            Hollie Grieg – Can you post on this?


          • Mr Ned says:

            Guido should do a BIG article about this Holly Greig case.

            He has mod’ed three of my posts on it!

            This info MUST be spread everywhere, do not let the bastards hide.

            If you think expenses are bad, the Holly Grieg case is far far far worse!

          • Mr Ned says:

            Update: Robert is travelling home today. The police have witheld his mobile phone, so we have no contact at the moment. We will speak to him when he gets home, and try to find out the full terms of his bail.

            What we know so far:

            His house was raided by a Grampian police officer, witnessed by Shropshire police. His computer, files and some personal effects, for example CDs were taken (why?).

            His bail includes a gagging order, so we don’t know how much he will be able to say about what has happened to him.

            His bail requires him to report to his local police station three times a week.

            More later …

          • Number 7 says:

            Lord OH – Don’t let him out with the cheque book.

          • Sir William Waad says:

            He does like the kind of chap who actually has applied lipstick to a pig. You find a few of those johnnies round our way too.

        • 31
          cogitodexter says:

          I think we’re in for one of the dirtiest campaigns in history, especially now that services like Twitter allow objectionable idiots to type before they bother to engage brain… Still, at least we see their true colours and can vote accordingly.


        • 82
          TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

          In other words, his loss would literally go unnoticed apart from the public purse being looted less.

        • 299
          Number 7 says:

          Looking at the “You’ve been Cromwelled” league table, He’s only been “Cromwelled” 15 times.

          Can’t we do any better than that?


          • 7*% says:









            JUST OVER THERE,

            ON THE SUNNY SIDE





            AND BUY NO MEANS TAWL,,


            WEN THEY SAW HIS HEAD,






      • 11
        Wayne Trombone says:

        The funny thing is, he actually does look like a stupid Hunt aswell.

        David Wright – how about fuck off.

      • 200

        Might have know Twitters first twat would be Labour – http://whogoeshome.co.uk/?p=410

      • 317
        Sheriff Graeme Buchanan says:

        Scottish Establishment child sex abuse cover up?


        • 344
          Anonymous says:

          Cmon you journos – dish the dirt on Operation Ore. Bring the whole fucking lot of them down!

          • Animal says:

            Ha, the last person to stand up to the halfwit coppers on Operation Ore was smeared. Besides, 99% of journos have huge yellow streaks up their backs. No chance would they even touch a story like this, it’s far too dangerous.

      • 428
        Peter Grimes says:

        It seems that his mate Kev ‘Toilets’ Maguire is floating the idea in his column today that the wanker’s laptop was stolen, complete with passwords.

        Lying, conniving bastards!

    • 21
      MisterE says:

      It seems to be a prerequisite these days, to be a member of the Labour party and achieve some sort of superiority within their ranks, you need to be a nasty spiteful lying bastard…

      I really do despair that there’s even the slimmest of chances that this bunch of shysters might somehow make it back into office.

      • 35
        Down with Brown! says:

        Labour’s addiction to twitter is doing them more harm than good.

        • 48
          ShoutsAtTheTV says:


          • snore says:

            Beats me why these idiots use twitter at all. Its a minefield for politicians but they just can’t see that.

            The electronic record is by far the hardest/most indelible record of all and once the button is pressed its done and cannot be deleted. Whats more, the attemp(s) to delete leave their own trail too.

            He lied. Its not the seedy, abusive little error he made, its the lying that followed to try and cover up.

          • David Wrong says:

            Its Edgy

      • 60
        Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

        Oh, I want them to win. I pray to God they win. For once in his miserable pointless lamentable existence, there will be a genuine smile on Gordon’s big fat stupid face, to be replaced within seconds by the most contorted grimace he’s ever pulled, as he realises he has to sort out the debt catastrophe he created. There’ll be no idling around in retirement, blaming it all on the “Tory government”, which is what he and his worthless cronies hope for at the moment.

        His torpid little mind will snap as he drags Labour to its grave.

        • 84
          Mr Ned says:

          All these Labour MP’s in safe, tiny Northern Shit-hole constituencies are salivating at the thought of laying into the tories and blaming them for everything Brown has done, from day ONE of the next tory Government!

          They cannot wait to get stuck in and blame them for the national debt and the cuts which that debt guarantees.


          • Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

            Exactly. Election Defeat = ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card for Gordon.

            Election victory will paradoxically bury Labour forever. No possibility of a resurrection.

            If you really, really hate Labour, vote for them.

          • Dave says:

            Dave on the first day in gov says
            The UK is bankrupt. job done.blame labour

          • The IMF is coming says:

            There must be a fair number of MP’s who don’t give a toss if they are in Goverment or not. Too idle/imcompetent to be more than an MP, rarely speak, not on committees , just happy to draw a salary, expenses and a juicy pension. Not in their wildest dreams would they get all that in normal life

          • Mr Ned says:

            Like David Wright MP? Sat round doing fuck all except claiming expenses and slagging people off twitter and then lying about it!

          • North from London ,Straight up the A5/M54 you can't miss it says:

            Telford is actually in Shropshire and classed as being in the Midlands and far from being a “safe” Labour seat it could very well be lost to the Tories at the election

          • Sir William Waad says:

            Things will be a lot better by 2015. The economy will largely have recovered and Labour will still be divided on factional lines between the old Left/Brownites and the smoke-and-mirrors/Blairites. The main threat to the Tories will come from the big vested interests such as Unite, the teaching unions and the Police establishment, who will resist reform.

          • Flat Earther says:

            59 -Another 5 years of mini twits,Harman,Aintworthashit,Straw,Postman Pat,Hain,Brown etc? no chance.
            If they get in again I agree Labour will cease to exist but so will the country which is too painful a threat to even countenance.

          • anon says:

            Boycott the election!

          • Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

            Flat Earther – I see where you’re coming from, but it won’t be 5 years, more like 5 months; just long enough for the economy to completely collapse, which I think it’ll do whoever wins the election. It has to happen on Brown’s watch, or it’ll “all be the fault of the Tories” and Labour will be back in 2015.

          • Mr Ned says:

            “Telford is actually in Shropshire and classed as being in the Midlands and far from being a “safe” Labour seat it could very well be lost to the Tories at the election”

            My post about shit-hole constituencies is about the LOADS of tiny Northern constituencies which are safe. It is about the MP’s that sit there, completely insulated from the real world and who WILL survive the next election and who are straining at the bit to blame the tories for ALL of this current mess the country is in!

            It is NOT therefore about David Wright’s constituency. Thankfully David Wright’s cowardice and lies have now shown what a twat he is and will be a big help in getting rid of him at the next election!

        • 433
          Cassandrina says:

          Problem is that he is the ultimate coward, and like all cowards will take many innocent people with him.
          This serial lunacy he has could seriously sink HMS UK and we may never properly recover.
          To be honest he doesl not care – all he cares about is power as did Hitler.
          His legacy ultimate legacy will be to have some disasterous act named after him, but again he has such a common name even this will not deter him.

      • 77
        Peter Grimes says:

        It was interesting that Stephen Pound’s name came up recently as a suggested stooge in writing requests for information about Lord Ashcroft. It was Pound who was brought out to denigrate the former ZaNulieBor chairman’s account of the dodgy donations in his recent book. I still can see Pound’s sneering face as he spoke on tv!

        Pound’s cover having been blown, let’s hope that the arsehole isn’t used again to front ZaNuLieBor’s spiteful campaigns, or that one wobbly-spined journalist has the nerve to actually beard him about his stooge activities.

        Seems this c.unt is another, and also a loose cannon.

    • 94
      Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

      Please refer to comments,82, 85, 94, 118 and 138 on the scum sucking pig in a co-op poke below this thread.

      If you are behind ONH you get the bum blowing fragrance of Baroness Ashton doing a Brussels jig.

      The sun is shining in the Ardennes. I was beginning to fear that it had been bought by Gollman Sex and shipped of to the highest bidder.

    • 285
      Tweeting makes a labour Twat says:

      Can I suggest some people from here visit Left Foot Forward and ask Will Straw if Lord Paul has signed their facebook campaign

      “Facebook group on Lord Ashcroft’s tax status piles on the pressure”

      What a bunch of hypocrits the looney left are!!!

    • 358
      Ivor Longtodger says:

      But… they’re all scum sucking pigs (including him). So the statement is factually correct.

  2. 3
    Praguetory says:

    Tamper tamper.

    • 54
      BBC says:

      Have the Tories changed? Are they still perceived to be the nasty party?

      • 61
        Mr Ned says:

        Yes they are. But labour are perceived as the really fucking malevolently, evil bastard party of complete shits!

        • 65
          Down with Brown! says:

          Labour = the really nasty party.

          • Jonah Watch says:

            Nelson in NOTW, labour are not wholly despised, thy have very successfully blamed the recession the deficit and all manner of evils on the banks, that is the nedia narrative.

            “Brown proposal may yet woo voters
            Saturday, February 13
            I HOPE Sarah Brown never grew up dreaming about the moment some romantic
            young man would pop the question.
            Her husband tells us the words he used were: “I want to get married soon, and we should get
            married soon. Please”.
            Perhaps the worst line in the history of romance. But it worked: she took his hand. And, weirdly, so
            might millions of voters.
            Gordon Brown’s chat-up line in the next general election is just as bad. “Stability, not risk. Investment, not cuts. Many, not
            Complete nonsense: he’s hardly brought us stability, and plans cuts of least 10 per cent. But his argument is, at least, clear.
            And his message is getting across. People seriously think he somehow ‘saved the banks’ or staved off a depression.
            How do I know? Because I’ve been speaking to Tory candidates, who are knocking on doors and being told this by voters.
            They are horrified at how many voters think that Brown somehow did a good job on the economy.
            He certainly bailed out banks. But how? By promising them cash from taxpayers averaging an extortionate £20,000 per
            Do you think your hard-earned should go to protect bankers bonuses? I doubt it. But the mute Tories don’t make this

        • 260
          lol says:

          now, come on Mr Ned, you can’t call them that, it’s rude, how about just plain old hoons, fucking, lying, cheating, corrupt, fascist shits.

          that’s better

      • 233
        Anonymous says:

        Just read a comment on one of the Telegraph blogs that Willets has put his foot in it again. Anyone know what this multibrained eejit has said or done today?

        • 353
          Mr Ned says:

          Not sure, but I heard a small part of a radio2 show this lunch time in which a middle-aged tory woman was laying into him, saying that she could not believe that the same party, that gave her business a start with the small enterprise initiative under Thatcher in the 1980′s, could be proposing taking the very hard earned, but modest amount of money that her business has earned over the past 25 years from her in her later years.

          I guess it must be something to do with taxing us to pay for social care.

  3. 4
    Dack Blog says:

    Thanks fuck we don’t elevate people to the corridors of power who are thick enough to tell a desperate and obvious lie. Heaven help us if folk of that ilk had some say in our destiny. We’d be totally in the shit.

    • 338
      Bob Ainsworth says:

      How the fuck I got the gig, is anyones guess.

      I thought I was going to be offered the street cleaning depot`s storeman post, at the interview.
      I wonder if those broomhandles have arrived yet?

      • 366
        Billy Sarsted says:

        Now Bob, you weren’t really qualified for the storekeepers job, you are after all a complete and utter fuckwit, you have the intelligence of a demented amoeba and are as much use as a chocolate fireguard, so you were absolutely perfectly suited to be a labour mp.

  4. 5
    Don Tully says:

    God this lot make me sick!!!
    If it isn’t the bastard Prime Minister crying on TV, as directed to by his PR, media-whore wife (who’s young enough to be his daughter), shaming the nation and trying to get someone to like him, it’s ministers spending all their time Tweeting and Blogging rather than running the country. That freak Kerry McCarthy is THE prime example: she does nothing for Bristol East at all, simply justifying her inaction and smearing others.

    I repeat my worry that Cameron may not be able to take out Labour; if not we need to get ready for a coup d’etat with help of MI5 individualists and sensible military men.

    • 27
      John (the Zanulabour Destroyer) says:

      I agree,,we need our troops back here not in Afganistan or anywhere else because this countries biggest enemies is not Al Qaeda or the Taliban,,but Brown, Blair, the MSM, BBC and the rest of the left wing, Westminister village crowd.
      Mrs Thatcher was correct, the left wing are the enemy within and I look forward with great relish to helping the military with the coup.
      I would particularly enjoy seeing Brown and Blairs tears,,, on the Gallows as the noose is tightened around their traitorous necks.

      • 69
        Albert Pierrepoint says:

        You can most certainly add the tories to your execution list as well. Are you forgetting Heath who sold this country down the river to the EU or all the tory governments who have imported hundreds of thousands of immigrants right the way back to Macmillan and Eden. I`m with you in thinking that a military coup might just be the only way the whole verminous lot of them can be sorted out.

        • 261

          Heath only took us into the Common Market for tading ease, he didn’t sign us up to the Lisbon Treaty or give away our refund!

        • 269
          John (the Zanulabour Destroyer) says:

          No, I,m not forgetting Heath etal,,nor the Tory Wets in Maggies cabinet,,nor the troughing Tory MP,s that chose the easy life these past 13 years troughing along with labour MPs and the rest,, nor the likes of Hesletine, Clarke, Gummer etc who have colluded with zanulabour in selling out the UK to Europe.
          Talking of immigration,, in Britain the authorities always take the side of the immigrant against the Brit,,,,,,,,,,,,I,ve travelled to many countries and usually its the opposite.
          I now live in Thailand,,,in Thailand the police support a Thai against an immigrant,,even if the Thai is in the wrong.
          Basically in Britian we have a ruling class and media that hates the Britisih,,time to fight back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 71
        Robin Hood says:

        “I would particularly enjoy seeing Brown and Blairs tears,,, on the Gallows as the noose is tightened around their traitorous necks”
        Piano wire nice and slow please only the best for these traitors.

        • 395
          Stan Butler says:

          This is an area the Iranians have a wide experience at. From my reading, I would assume that a 40 ton crane would have sufficient reach to enable a very slow and painful strangulation followed with enough available jib height to lift the individual concerned to a good public viewing level.

      • 262
        lol says:

        do they stop crying once their neck is broken or their head comes off?

    • 41
      I B Seldom-Lucid says:

      I doubt very much that the military would get involved in any such action.

      I also doubt whether they would be able or willing to prevent anybody else overthrowing this wicked and inept government.

      What a loathsome example of the ethics of Brown’s regime is the idiot Wright. How on earth could anybody describe him as honourable? Right despicable, more likely.

      • 205
        Sensible Military Man says:

        Well, you could count me in. Quite sure I could rustle up a few others. When you have been under-funded when lives are at risk, lied to, sold down the river, treated with contempt (shameful, shameful!) you will find there are not many in the military that care a jot for this Govt.

  5. 6
    Red Bacon says:

    He’s fuggin ugly. Can I have my £64,00 severence now please?

  6. 7
    Rickytshirt says:

    Twatted by his own tweet.

    • 81
      Kings Heath Lad says:

      Just about sums it up in a nutshell!

    • 208
      Jac says:

      Oh that’s divine! You should be writing those for the newspapers :)

      Frankly for a labour ‘oinker’ to complain about the Tories in such a manner is… well ridiculous… how many labour MPs are going to be putting in a special appearance at a court near someone soon?
      A Tory peer booted out of the party within minutes of his charges coming to light and ole’ dither me here, dither me there, Blunder Brown takes a few days and some ribbing from ‘call me Dave’. Sad state of affairs.

  7. 8
    Odds Bodkins says:

    Completely O/T but funny


    One thing about blokes from Oz is that their hearts and
    humor are always in the right place!

    T. B. Bechtel, a City Councilor from Newcastle, Australia,
    was asked on a local live radio talk show, just what he
    thought about the allegations of torture of suspected
    terrorists. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio,
    but to thunderous applause from the audience.


    “If hooking up one raghead terrorist prisoner’s testicles
    to a car battery to get the truth out of the lying
    little camel shagger will save just one Australian life,
    then I have only three things to say,’ ‘Red is positive,
    black is negative, and make sure his nuts are wet.”

    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      12 volts won’t fry many nuts.

      • 24
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        No, but 88 amps will. Experiment. Connect jump leads to a car battery. Take off shoes and socks, stand in a puddle of water to ensure a good earth. Connect jump leads to testicles. Observe the results. Why do you think you smell burning flesh?

        • 123
          albacore says:

          88 amps @ 12 volts requires a load of not more than about one seventh of an ohm.
          Normal skin’s resistance is up in the thousands of ohms, even with the probes barely separated from each other.
          Still, if you take into account the sweaty, oleaginous nature of the pelt of your average Lib/Lab/Con skunk, waa-hey, it’s frying tonight!

        • 258
          Health and Safety says:

          Dear Anon. 14, A safety message.( PS Did you study and test the electicity formulae at school or was it just media studies)

          Car batteries have tremendous current capabilities, and a short circuit can produce a huge, white-hot electric arc. It’s hot enough to melt steel and inflict severe burns, and to set the car on fire. Always use caution when working with metal tools around the battery. If you must work on it, disconnect the negative (ground) cable first, so that the positive terminal no longer has potential to the vehicle ground. It is not dangerous to touch the positive terminal with your bare skin, because 12V is not a hazardous voltage. But it is made of lead, which is not good to touch if you can avoid it.

          • Anonymous says:

            Metal is indeed a good conductor of electricity, skin is not when the voltage is only 12 (or actually around 12.7 for a charged car battery) which, as you correctly point out, is not a hazardous voltage.

            You haven’t really thought this one through, have you?

          • EC1 PhD says:

            It’s not dangerous to touch the red terminal of a car battery but if you must, I wouldn’t advise touching the black one at the same time.

      • 43
        12 volt car battery says:

        I just want to ensure that he cannot reproduce.

      • 46
        Any Colour but Brown says:

        You don’t know much about electricity, do you?

        • 62

          I’ll tell you a good trick – get some wire wool, a double handful of it, and drop it on both poles of a car battery.

          Umm, stand well back.

          I should have said that first.

          Stand well back, *then* drop a double handful off wirewool on a car battery…

          sorry for any injuries…

        • 64
          I B Seldom-Lucid says:

          That’s why he or she is anonymous. Physics is in about the same dire straits as maths in UK schools.

        • 403
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          “Volts jolts, current kills” as my old Physics teacher used to say.

      • 68
        A current says:

        I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous reply.

    • 58
      I B Seldom-Lucid says:

      Interesting. There is another T B Bechtel in Midland, Texas. Must be coincidence.

      Oh, and another in Pensacola, Florida.

    • 203
      Just passing says:

      That is assuming he is a terrorist and not an innocent man.

      Its funny how you Aussie cons are holier than thou.

  8. 9
    Anonymous says:

    He really does have a face you want to slap.

    • 18
      Leave it out says:

      the fact he calls it a ‘commotion’ says all you need to know – not angry his account has been hacked, not dismayed at what was said, not distancing himself whilst apologising – well Mr Wright you are v v wrong – I am a Tory – am I Scum?

      I wish these sad old Labour MP’s would stop twittering their bile – surely they should be knocking on doors or completing job apps for McDonald’s – Ronald McDonald will have a run for his money.

      PS – Sally Bercow ought to knock the childish tory bashing tweets too – has she no respect for her husband?

      • 196
        Mr Ned says:

        FUCK OFF!!! I would NOT want my burger assembled by one of these vile disgusting tossers! I would get food poisoning!

        • 199
          Mr Ned says:

          A much better job for them would be to make them crawl over council rubbish tips on their hands and knees sorting through the refuse to find recyclable rubbish. Like labour manifestos!

  9. 12
    Sunday Morning says:

    His Twitter account is like Ashley Cole’s mobile!

  10. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Wot a fucking dork.

    oops, who tinkered with my first sentence, I think my keyboard was hacked.

    What I meant to say was that this fine minster of the Crown sets and exemplary example to us all


    there it goes again – my keyboard must have been hacked!

    • 186
      Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1967) says:

      Twitter servers can be hacked?! Well that’s the story of the year and a national security issue – don’t No. 10 & the Whitehouse tweet? Now we find out OBL can hack into their twitter accounts and edit their tweets of wisdom? NSA and GCHQ should be all over this, lol!

      Another fucking talentless Labour MP – even a child wouldn’t claim the dog ate their homework if it was saved on a hard drive of a laptop!

  11. 15
    Anonymongrel says:

    There’s only thing this snot-gobbling thieving cnut is fiddling with.

  12. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Wright is a fuck*ng cun*ing skidmark.

    Blimey, my keyboard’s malfunctioning too….

    • 201
      Mr Ned says:

      What a fucking rancid twatmungoulsy fuckbastarding lying sack of shit that c’unt really is.

      Oh look, my keyboard is working perfectly!!

  13. 18
    .243 Win says:


    As if we needed any more proof that the combination of this lamentable bunch of troughers and technology was anything other than a slow-motion pile-up.

  14. 22
    Odds Bodkins says:

    Few people would have a problem with him calling Tories “sucking pigs” – but many will have a problem with him lying when suspected.

  15. 23

    [...] comment on Guido’s Scum Gate post amused me. Of course it is totally non-PC and if a Labour or Tory MP said this I would hotly [...]

  16. 25
    Stepney says:

    He’s a snot-gobbling idiot of the first degree; fucking berate the inhuman git.

  17. 26

    Can I edit a tweet once I post it?
    Nope. Once it’s out there, you can’t edit it. You can delete an update by clicking the trash icon on the right end of the update, but you can’t make changes.

    With great respect you copy the original tweet, paste it in the send box make changes/edits in the send box, Delete the original tweet, then publish the amended edited version..BUT it has to be the orginal account holder unless the RT version is edited as described above .

  18. 28
    Anonymongrel says:

    It appears that the hacker has taken a break from tweeting from Mr Wright’s twitter account. Funny that.

  19. 32
    NBeale says:

    It is completely outrageous that he repeatedly refers to #toryscum. This kind of hate campaign should have no place in politics and certainly not from a Minister.

    • 88
      Hamish Macbeth says:

      It is very unprofessional – and not the sort of language and behaviour befitting a local dignitary

      • 96
        Peter Grimes says:

        Just shows to what depths ZaNuLieBor have brought ‘local dignitaries’. Paid placemen all of them! And thoroughly nasty to boot!

    • 101
      concrete pump says:

      Just wait a bit longer, then you’ll see just how nasty these fuckers can get.

      • 154
        Piss Organ says:

        They’ll even put their ‘prime’ minister up on my TV programme, expecting him to be a vote winner if he turns the waterworks on.

    • 219
      Mr Ned says:

      Bollocks, it is about time we had some honest language from an MP. Most tory MP’s are scum. Almost ALL labour MPs are lower than scum. Liberal MP’s are delusional scum.

      I have no problem with that. It is the chicken-shit cowardly lying about it that pisses me off!

  20. 33
    unseen says:

    It’s not just lying, it’s lying about being the victim of a serious criminal offence – computer hacking – and one that, if it were true, would be a national-security issue.

    Imagine if a Government minister really had been hacked, especially in the way that Wright describes (on-the-fly hacking of his datastream). He’d be speaking to the police, the Cabinet Office and MI5. And probably trying to keep it quiet.

    I don’t think people are appreciating just how serious a claim Wright is making.

    • 58
      The ghost of Winston Smith says:

      They do. It’s just that nobody believes him.

      Come to think of it I don’t suppose he expected anybody to believe him. He’s just taken his cue from his masters. Look at, for instance, Balls lying about his relationship with MacBride last year. The NuLab attitude seems to be “Ok, so I’m lying, you know I’m lying, and I know you know I’m lying, but as long as you can’t prove it, it doesn’t count!”

      Hopefully it won’t work in this case as it is so obviously, demonstrably a lie, but in the kind of Orwellian nightmare we’re living in now where the truth is whatever a government minister last said it was, I wouldn’t bet on it.

      • 118
        Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

        Which, the G o W Smith is a totally chav tactic, as employed throughout all ages!

    • 75
      Zanu says:

      Thanks for that.we shall see to it that becomes the case.

      • 100
        Peter Grimes says:

        I guess that you will get just as far (ie not very) as your boy Dolly got last year when accusing Guido, the tooth fairy and Uncle Tom Cobbley of having hacked his emails. I wonder how Guido did get hold of them?

        Lying c.unts are ZaNuLieBor!

    • 223
      Mr Ned says:

      If he was serious in making that claim, it would be serious indeed.

      But he is NOT serious. He is LYING, We all KNOW he is lying. He is lying to backtrack from his own words because he is scared. He is a coward who will not dare stand up for himself.

      • 426
        Malcom Tucker says:

        He is not lying. He mis-spoke. I know what you thought you heard but he did NOT sat that at all. What he was saying was…

  21. 36
    Anonymous says:

    the only thing wrong with his tweet was that he missed off… ‘and so are labour’

  22. 37
    Down with Brown! says:

    Wasn’t the last person is Labour party who claimed their e-mail account had been hacked Damien McBride? It isn’t an original or convincing excuse. It’s up there with the dog ate my homework.

  23. 38
    Que? says:

    He claims he said “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig” but he really said “you can put lipstick on a scum sucking pig, but it is still a scum sucking pig”

    Can’t see what the fuss is about. What’s the difference between a scum sucking pig and a pig?

    I see Iain Dale is making a fuss about this, and anything that upsets Dale must be a good thing.


    • 89
      Prince Akmi 4X4 says:

      a roasted one wearing lipstick is a double insult stupid infidel

      • 264
        APOQKALYPSO says:

        HAI GUISE










  24. 40
    Catflap says:

    These left wing wankers just don’t get technology.
    They think they are so fucking super intelligent.
    A former deputy head left wing propagandist now stacks shelves in B&Q because he was so fucking smart.
    Britain has been run by a bunch of 6th formers for the last 13 years judging by their behavior.

    • 73
      I B Seldom-Lucid says:

      That’s a bit harsh on six formers.

      Most I encounter have grown out of gang bullying, theft, lying, taking drugs (well not quite so many) and childish name calling.

      And many have not yet taken up perverted sexual predation or organised embezzlement.

    • 78
      Tattooed_Arry says:

      The average six-formers are a little more tech aware than the bunch talking twaddle on twitter.

  25. 42
    backwoodsman says:

    Probably a founder member of ‘Nonentities R Us’, before getting the labour nomination.
    I think the current term for people with techie abilities, is ‘differently able’.

  26. 44
    Down with Brown! says:

    First poll on the Brown-Moran interview:


    More sympathy, but even less respect. Brown has our sympathy in the way that Portsmouth football club have our sympathy.

    • 102
      Bunter says:

      Their collective opinion,not their individual opinion.

    • 132
      giant bee says:

      Steady on. I’m genuinely sympathetic towards Pompey and their fans, and I’m a Villan. Gordo’s just bloody pathetic, end of.

    • 226
      Gawduns #1 fan says:

      How can ANYONE have less respect for the blubbering snotgobbler? Is it another case of zero growth? Perhaps his beard will twitter her thoughts soon.

    • 250
      Cold Hearted Bar Steward says:

      I can see how NuLabour can spin this;

      More sympathy – 30%
      Less sympathy -17%
      No change – 52%

      82% are sympathetic to Gordon.

      More respect – 21%
      Less respect – 24%
      No change – 54%

      75% respect Gordon.

      It is a shame they could not qualify the stating points.

  27. 45
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    What? A Liebore person having to resign from their Post?..

    No, that would be like an admission of guilt; an admission of having made a mistake..

  28. 50
    Clarence says:

    He should have used a hyphen between ‘scum’ and ‘sucking’.

    Who is doing the sucking here? The scum or the Tory pigs? His Tweet is ambiguous.

    The man is clearly a halfwit. He cannot even insult someone without fucking it up.

  29. 51
    Eskimo Nell says:

    Brown utilising the death of his child as a political tool is absolutely appalling. He is to politics what Shipman was to medicine and Hindley and Brady to Childcare

    • 225
      Mr Ned says:

      With his wife encouraging him every step of the way, Mr and Mrs Brown are the Fred and Rosemary West of politics!

  30. 52
    Counting Down Gordons Days Left says:

    I think this prick should speak to the NuLabor font of all knowledge on technology, Tom “I’m sorry I know fuck all” Watson. That should help him dig an even deeper hole.

    Lets see if GB gets someone to put something on Twitter

  31. 53

    What is “scum sucking” anyway? Can you get specialist art films on the topic?

    Really quite pathetic excuse – the digital age equivalent of “a big boy did it and ran away”.

    Very Labour though: thick, unpleasant, dishonest and thick.

  32. 56
    Jimmy says:

    Quite right. What sort of moron tries to deny something he tweeted?

    Thank heaven at least one blogger is making a stand for civility in political discourse.

  33. 57
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    This right honourable gentleman illustrates perfectly well that only twats twitter.

  34. 63
    genghiz the kahn says:


    shows he has locked down.


    “Twitterstorm latest. Seems @DavidWright also takes full “responsibility” for all Tweets in his name.”

    looks as if wright is in a piclkle, as he has forgotten the 11th commandment.

    • 74
      Down with Brown! says:

      He should be forced to write his resignation letter in 140 characters or less.

      • 113
        A Horse says:

        Tweet from Number 10
        your sacked

      • 143
        giant bee says:

        Dear all, I’m an ugly lying hoon and I hearby resign before the mob gets to me. Tweety tweet. Note – twitter is for morons. 99% of it is people saying what they just ate or teenage girls crapping on about who-cares-what. Like I care. Hoons.

  35. 66
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Scum sucking pigs’? Don’t most people think this is an insult to the pigs rather than the Tories who are, as we’ve known since we took in our mother’s milk, are lower than vermin.

  36. 67

    If only he’d asked His Master’s Beard first.

  37. 76
    Twitter Twister says:


  38. 79

    Considering the amount of pleasant and complimentary language on view constantly on the comments section of this blog – it is slightly poor taste to start moralizing about the comment now eh?

    I don’t think he went far enough, and I wish all MPs would say what they really mean more often, but because of the over-sensitive Tories, we now have apologies, backtracks and basic bullshit. Boring. Say what you think, whatever the language.

    People do swear in real life, so surely MPs should?

    • 99
      Down with Brown! says:

      None of us are bound by the Ministerial Code. None of us are elected representatives of the people. None of us have our computers paid for by the taxes of our constituents.

      If in his privite life David Wright wants to call Tory-voters scum that is his business. The moment he does so on a webpage that identifies him as a MP and from a communication device paid for by the over-burdened tax-payers of Telford then he must resign.

    • 105

      Are you suggesting that if something happens in “real life” it is therefore acceptable behaviour for MPs? If so I await the drive-by shooting of the PM by a member of his cabinet any time now.

    • 107
      Peter Grimes says:

      Mastur Bator do fuck off again, please!

    • 124
      BillyBob ... reduce crime, prison numbers and the benefits black hole? Stop immigration !! says:

      Moralizing? If Labour had been honest with the electorate in what they have said to us since 1997, then you would be right, however, we scum sucking pigs also have freedom of speech.

      Honesty is not been this Government’s policy.

      Actually freedom of speech and thought have been seriously eroded under Labour, so I can understand why the Tories hate this Government, but for a senior Labour politician to suggest Tories are scum sucking pigs?? I do not get it !!

    • 206
      Animal says:

      Oh dear, the blogdrone is out again. Your latest comment once again illustrates your complete ignorance of the responsibility in being elected to office along with your desire to somehow try and make a completely inappropriate comment seem somehow laudable.

      Allwell, you’re nothing more than a denier.

    • 291
      Sir Everard Digby says:

      Let me think -who cries ‘racist’ the moment any question is raised about immigration? Who has been doing so for 13 years?

      Labour have made a profession out of obscuring the facts -just ask that famous double act boom and bust and of course the ‘not a shot will be fired in anger’ soundbite. How many dead in Helmand? remind me?

      As you don’t think he went far enough please enlighten us on what he should have said?

      As others have said,we right wing UKIP/Tory/BNP trolls don’t have to abide by the same rules as Ministers. People swear because they don’t have enough mastery of vocabulary – if Ministers are that ill educated god help us.

  39. 83
    BillyBob ... reduce crime, prison numbers and the benefits black hole? Stop immigration !! says:

    And Labour wonder why they are so hated !! Arrogant tosser…………….

    • 161
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Oh, I think we hate Labour for something a lot more serious than this, you know.

  40. 85
    Down with Brown! says:

    BBC Radio 5 doesn’t report scum gate or inflation. Instead we have 20 minutes ofsome stupid socialist and self-righteous Vince Cable criticising Barclays for making impressively large profits and saying profitable banks should be broken up. Yee Gods! It’s the expensive, wasteful producers of left-wing propaganda who should be broken up.

    • 284
      Jonah Watch says:

      Good work Beeb Watch

      • 345
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        You don’t really understand what’s going on do you DownwithBrown?

        • 381
          BLAQK FRYAR IN THE VATyKAN says:











  41. 86
    Lying animals says:

    Typical Nu Liebore lying corrupt filth.

    He’s some jumped up trash with a media studies ‘degree’ from a fucking dead-beat poly. He managed to worm his way into a ‘regeneration’ project in Sandwell (dealing with property developers and contractors wearing sheepskin coats with fat brown envelopes in to hand out).

    Sandwell is a Nu Labour flag ship of low life expectancy, illiteracy, drug abuse, smoking, teen pregnancy, crime and wretched soul-destroying deprivation.

    A number of the filth in a the criminal gang, that is the Sandwell Nu Liebore party, have been jailed for theft and corruption (check it out).

    As you might expect, while the residents on Sandwell (under the boot of Nu Liebore) are falling down dead at 50 (resulting from a life of zero opportunities and Nu Liebore sponsored urban terrorism), Nu Liebore filth in the Sandwell Council, on the fucking ‘Diversity Panel’, are deliberately wasting money on shite, such as, £65,000 for ‘gipsy awareness’ month in schools.

    The Labour party has always been shit and will always be shit. It is a party of liars, thieves and malignant corrupt scum from the lowest sewers in Britain.

  42. 87
    Ronnie McDonnie says:

    New Labour know they’re finished, so they’re dropping all pretence at civility and showing thier true colours. Funny how 13 years of this lot have made the Tories seem like the nice ones. And for the record, Mr Wright is a fucking c/unt. And no one tinkered with that.

  43. 90
    NotaSheep says:

    The BBC are still reporting – http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8517278.stm – that “The Telford MP apologised for the comment but said it had been “tinkered with” to make it “more offensive”…. he insisted he never used the phrase “scum-sucking”, saying his account had been hacked into and the phrase added by someone after the message was published.

    “What I think has happened is someone has tinkered with that and made it more offensive.

    “I try to use Twitter to engage with people. Someone has messed with my account. I find that very frustrating.”

    Mr Wright said his original message had been removed from the site and he was now conducting an investigation and had contacted Twitter to find out what had happened. ”

    I wonder when the BBC will have to change their version of the story

    • 104
      Down with Brown! says:

      The BBC are reporting the massive rise in inflation as good news for those in debt. There must be an immediate clear out of Laboids from the BBC followed by their privatisation.

    • 121
      twitter ye not says:

      A little bird did it.

    • 126
      Twitter.com says:

      We have had our Tech guys check the logs and find no evidence of any tampering with this account.

    • 135
      BillyBob ... reduce crime, prison numbers and the benefits black hole? Stop immigration !! says:

      The BBC still push the Global Warming doomsday is approaching science!! So not change on their accuracy of reporting!!

      Richard Bacon is one of their highly paid serious intellectual journalists….. nuff said.

      • 140
        twitter ye not says:

        If ever there was a scum sucking pig, it’s Bacon.

        • 150
          BillyBob ... reduce crime, prison numbers and the benefits black hole? Stop immigration !! says:

          hahahahaha…. excellent !!

      • 148
        .243 Win says:

        Watch Pravda piss more of your money away on the Winter Olympics.

        74 BBC staff to cover 52 UK athletes, all at a bargin £ 250,000.

      • 157
        giant bee says:

        The BBC must be utterly destroyed. Keep the equipment, the premises, the back catalogue of comedy and the like, and sack every single one of them. Sell the rights to use it to the highest tender, excluding Murdoch. Axe the telly tax, it’s a bloody disgrace.

        We pay them to poison the airwaves and our living rooms. A miniature version of the current government. Hang them all.

      • 271
        APOQKALYPSO says:







      • 290
        Jonah Watch says:

        he is right tw*t that richard baccon, smug, celebrity & self obsessed, cnut, tries to position himself as a “minor celeb” at any op. heaven help us

  44. 91
    I will not use me dead children as props I tell you!!!!...sob......blubber......quiver......emote says:

    As a member of NaziLabour his first instinct is of course to lie.

    The second will be to smear.

    • 130
      Throbber says:

      There is no stage 2.
      The lie itself is the smear.
      The implication is that the Tories did it.

      I think we all know who the scum sucking pig is here.

    • 416
      Gordoom cooks the books says:

      don`t forget to be a hypocrite

  45. 96
    Andy Powell says:

    When my Labour MP pops round I’m gonna run the Hunt over my golf-buggy.

  46. 103
    Martin Day says:

    I’ve always dreamed of performing stand-up comedy but my wheelchair has always held me back.

  47. 109
    Down with Brown! says:

    Ed Balls is a twat.

  48. 112
    Coke is the real thing says:

    What disgraceful language. Hes a scum sucking, pig fucking dog for using such language.

  49. 114
    The IMF is coming says:

    Surely according to Gordon the reference should be “Scum sucking Sheep”

  50. 116
    Anonymous says:

    You wouldn’t expect him to be honest would you? FFS.

  51. 117
    human, all too human says:

    Has anybody seen McMentals human side today?

  52. 120
    Harry the Camel says:


    What’s happened about Pickle’s letter to the Prime Mentalist re the £50k a year private fund ?

    • 140
      Down with Brown! says:

      Gordon Brown will give Pickles a response on May 9th.

      The British people will give Gordon Borwn their response on May 6th.

    • 169
      Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

      I’ve been busy writing questions for my friend Piss Organ to ask me.

  53. 129
    Martin Day says:

    What goes down, up and down again?

    An Alzheimers patient on a stairlift.

  54. 131
    Ronnie McDonnie says:

    I just emailed Wright asking why he lied. I doubt he’ll reply.

  55. 133
    Drot Driver says:

    Drot Driver says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    February 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    You can use mine

    What the fuck Guido?A drot is a bulldozer,what have you got against them

    • 357
      concrete pump says:

      Bulldozers are shitty troublesome plant, but that’s probably not why you were modded.

      Sometimes it takes a while for posts to be organised.

  56. 136
    D rot Driver says:

    This is getting stupid now.I will edit it to d rot
    D rot Driver says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    February 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    D rot Driver says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    February 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    You can use mine

    What the fuck Guido?A d rot is a bulldozer,what have you got against them


  57. 137
    Down with Brown! says:

    Will Straw tells Labour MPs to keep on tweeting.


    I agree, there’s not enough laughter in the world.

  58. 138
    mikew says:

    Fatty Pickles is quick to jump on any passing bandwagon , surprisingly nimble for one so gross……..now he`s written to this idiot Wright . Mrs Dale has the text.

  59. 142
    A BBC spokesperson of indeterminate gender says:

    Look Fawkes the MP said he didn’t tweet it and we at the BBC believe him. We think his comments about Tory scum are valid and true and we believe his explanation, just like we believe that Jacqui Smith’s main home was her sisters loft.

    Socialists never lie only you right wing liars. We are the BBC, so shut up and pay us our 3.6 billion a year.

  60. 146
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Well, admitting he’d written it and saying sorry would be better than lying about it, it’s true.

    But surely even better still would be if he’d had the balls to say “You know what? I really do think the Tories are a bunch of scum-sucking pigs?”

    But I guess lying is the response that comes naturally to any scum-sucking pig from the Labour government.

    • 188
      Me favver always voted Labour, and is Favver afore im says:

      Just tribalism, innit.
      Replaces thinking about policies.
      Just slide into warm tribalism (in this case of the red variety) and don’t face up to the fact that your team has ****** over the country so bad that we need a £30,000 death tax to pay for our old age.

  61. 151
    I hate Gordon Brown's Dad says:

    Somebody asked me today what the Brown/Morgan Interview was like. I said, excruciatingly embarrassing, like walking into your Mum’s bedroom without knocking and catching her using a vibrator.

  62. 153
    Lord paul says:

    Can i be of any assistance Mr Wright?

  63. 156
    Gordon Brown says:

    Allright David Cameron you free today?
    it’s just that it’s pancake day and i thought you would make the ideal tosser.

  64. 159
    Mark Oaten says:

    whats wrong with sucking scum?

  65. 160
    Down with Brown! says:

    The most bizarie bit of the tweet is the claim that the Tories would ruin Britain.


    Hundreds of stealth taxes.
    Given us 5000 new laws.
    Created an authoritarian state that make law-abiding citizens live in fear.
    Marginalised Parliament.
    Rising unemployment.
    The highest youth unemployment in our history.
    Our liberties destroyed.
    Abolished the right to trial by jury.
    Fattened the benefit system.
    Taxed the productive parts of the economy to death.
    Brought us to the brink of bankruptcy.
    Wasted millions on propaganda.
    Sold off our gold reserves at the bottom of the market.
    Raided our pensions.
    Dumbed down our education system.
    Turned honest countryfolk into criminals
    Increased inequality.
    Sold us out to the EUSSR..
    Taken us to war on a lie.

    Labour have spent 18 years trying to ruin Britain.

  66. 163
    Tony B Liar says:

    What is important is, is what is important is, is what is important is, is what is important is, is what is important is.

    Sorry. I’ve said that so much the last 16 years, I don’t know what else to say. But what is important is, oh fuck! Cherie, let’s buy a new house. I need to rest for a bit.

  67. 164
    REEVO says:

    Another dimwit MP, the idiots that actually elect these cretins amaze me.

  68. 174
    Down with Brown! says:

    All of the Vancouver sporting venues were built on time and on budget. This is very unlikely to be true of those for the London Games.

  69. 176
    Dorian Smith says:

    Seems the message put out to NuLab acolytes (perhaps by twitter!) is to say, here, on Iain Dale’s blog and elsewhere is, “yes but there are more important things to talk about”. Nice to see the lines of communication working effectively, even if your government isn’t.

  70. 177
    Ali G says:

    I like Burger King. So does David Wright. That’s why he told a big whopper. Ba-dum tssssh! I’m here all week.

  71. 178
    David Cameron says:

    What will you be giving up for lent?

    I’m giving up politics

    • 182
      Ronnie McDonnie says:

      Hi Labour troll. Shouldn’t you be reading Herr Campbell’s memoirs, as per Directive 438 from Millbank to all New Labour automatons? Hurry or they’ll send you to New Labour Re-Education-Education-Education Camp, where they’re still working on that elderly Holocaust survivor who was thrown out for heckling.

      • 187
        Down with Brown! says:

        Clearly, 168, you are giving up making other people laugh too.

        • 209
          David Cameron says:

          I do apologise ,176

          A sneak preview of a gag for the next PMQ’s

          What’s the difference between Gordon Brown’s government and the Mafia?

          One of them is organized.

    • 215
      Lord Mandy says:

      I am giving up on the Labour Party, that’s why I have been so conspicuous by my absence.

      But Hey, after a few years expenses, a spell in Brussells and a wee inheritance, I am alright. So you plebs can fuck off and leave us filthy rich alone.

      I have never voted conservaitive, but there is no way the bloody Labour Party are getting their greasy socialist mitts on my wonga!

      Any chance of a job Dave?

  72. 181
    HO Lim-peng says:

    Note how, in the BBC News website’s coverage of this story, they insert at the end an account of how once a false twitter account was set up in David Milliband’s name. They are trying to help the government out by planting in the readers’ minds, without a shred of evidence, the idea this might be the explanation for the Wright story. Utterly disgraceful.

    • 184
      Down with Brown! says:

      The BBC = the Labour propaganda department fuding to the tune of £3 billion by the tax-payer.

      They have Alaister Campbell and John Prescott telling them what to write.

  73. 190
    Eric Pickles says:

    “You have used similar language in the past on Twitter, including describing David Cameron as a ‘horrible opportunistic scumbag.’ “


    Can’t find much wrong in that comment.

  74. 193
    Silvyo Tanner says:



    KNOT A Minister of the Crown




  75. 194
    Gobshite says:

    Now saying he was ‘hacked’.

    Pickles told him to STFU.

  76. 195
    History is whatever you remember says:

    Just heard him on local BBC Midlands Today categorically stating that he did not post this and that his account had been hacked into

    • 221
      Down with Brown! says:

      And the BBC at first beleived Tony Blair when eh said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that he knew nothing about the death of Dr Kelly.

      • 248
        History is whatever you remember says:

        I merely posted that to make it clear that he has “gone on record” with local media to the effect that he did not post the comment. If it’s found that he’s lied then his already far from rosy chances of being re-elected as Telford MP are likely to take a further knock also I didn’t say they or I believed him – they just reported it deadpan without any comment.Local news doesn’t always follow the agenda set down by London

        As the saying goes “If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then the likelihood is that it’s a duck !”

    • 316
      AC1 says:

      I wonder if he knows about IP addresses and site-logging?

      Go on David Wright, ask Twitter to reveal the IP address of the post and if it comes from an unusual IP address.

      Otherwise if you don’t I’ll assume you’re a liar.

      • 335
        wrighty right says:

        No I don’t but my mate eddy from down the pub knows del c: /u

        • 369
          wrightywrong says:

          yes or no.seems its yes Guido
          From the Frequently Asked Questions section of Twitter’s very own help website:

          Can I edit a tweet once I post it?
          Nope. Once it’s out there, you can’t edit it. You can delete an update by clicking the trash icon on the right end of the update, but you can’t make changes.
          That message, reported by the Guardian and other news outlets, has since been deleted from Twitter after it caused upset among the Tory faithful.

  77. 197
    English Liberation Front says:

    David Wright is a grinning little Labour upstart and he is also a liar. Well, of course he lies, he is a Labour upstart in NuLieBore – lying used to be the one thing LieBore was good at, but this episode shows that they are even incompetent at lying these days!

    Any mention of Gordon Brown’s roast piggy wiggy from the Middle East in the MSM? Thought not! Why not? It was so obviously a made up fantasy of some sort.

  78. 198
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    Just needs someone at the beeb to grow a pair and report this so MSM coverage will see him toast by the morning. Bet the bunker are just waiting to see how much legs it has.

    Come in Jonah, give him your full support!

  79. 204
    Imaginary Bacon Roll says:

    This type of Debate is a measurement of how desperate the Labrats are. Their lying, murderous, thieving ways are catching up with them. When a LabRat is cornered it will attack. Laws of nature.

  80. 210
    genghiz the kahn says:

    what links david wright, stephen pound and uea’s ccu?

    they have all made claims that emails have been ‘hacked’ in an attempt to mask their own side’s misdeeds.

    al beeb have droppoed the bananaman was impersonated bit.


  81. 214
    Down with Brown! says:

  82. 218
    Labour Labour Labour - Out Out Out! says:

    Fucking Labour!

    Fuck them, they are are just but a Birthpang away from a new begining on the dole…..

  83. 222
    John Bellingham says:

    watching the 646 behave in such a juvenile pathetic way really demeans the people of the uk………..

    if we sacked them all not one would be missed.

  84. 224
    The IMF is coming says:

    Low-income families could sell free laptops, says MP


    Doh! Hadn’t they considered this most likely scenario?

    • 230
      Lil Olmey says:

      ‘Before their children can take part, parents have to fill in forms saying they will use the laptops for the correct purpose.’
      And what would that be, I wonder ?

    • 247
      Sir William Waad says:

      I’m a PC and nicking you for selling your free laptop was my idea…..

    • 418
      Usually quite pleasant says:

      a bunch of internet connected laptops gifted to citizens with little to do…

      lookout offshore keying agencies! There’s a new “low cost labour force” emerging

      (At first, I thought that might actually be an idea with legs. But on reflection, it wouldn’t stand a chance with Labour running the show)

  85. 231
    Labour Labour Labour - Out Out Out! says:

    Lib Dem Jew bashing Peer (Baroness Tongue) remains taking the Lib Dem whip. Clegg says he is master but Tongue is still his Servant!!! This is not right, she she not be shining the Red pews in the Lords for the Lib Dems! Nick Clegg should Polish her off before she further soils the Lib Dem leaders cloth.

  86. 232
    Labour Labour Labour - Out Out Out! says:

    Nick Cleggs lib Dems hate Jews! That is a fact!

  87. 234
    We Paulinas must stick together says:

    “Many expect a VAT rise to be on the agenda after the election – especially if the Conservatives win”……. Stephanomics.

    BBC can’t resist it, can they?

    Balance, what balance.

    Genteel way of ‘nudging’ the agenda.

    This is what the Times says:

    Though Labour and the Tories have denied having any current plans to increase VAT, neither will rule it out and The Times understands a rise in the tax is being considered by both parties.

  88. 238
    Anonymous says:

    He’s been flagging his comments with “ToryScum” for ages, he’s simply lying about being “hacked”, see also the “#Toryscum” tag that he used in something else he tweeted a few days before:


    Dc is simply a hypocritical vicious leader of the nasty party. Jeopardising justice while taking millions from Ashcroft #Toryscum

    • 320
      English Liberation Front says:

      I find it hard to believe these MPs can be so childish. On the other hand…..

      • 379
        udderly 'orrible says:

        Go to his twitter page and hit the “report for scam” button. Takes a while for him to get unblocked.

  89. 241
    Down with Brown! says:

    Richard Branson has backed the Tories’ tough line on the deficit:


    Sir Richard said today: “I believe the UK’s record budget deficit does pose a serious risk to our recovery. It would be damaging if we lost the confidence of the markets through delayed action and saw interest rates have to go up steeply.”

    The only people left supporting the Labour party are idiots and non-entities.

    • 251
      Martin Day says:

      How dare you make such a comment !!

      Withdraw that last statement you Scrote

    • 256
      The ghost of Winston Smith says:

      Add to that public sector workers, quangocrats and scroungers… which these days amounts to quite a lot of people, unfortunately.

    • 386
      Harry the Camel says:

      A Government spokesman said that Sir Richard’s account with thisislondon.co.uk has been tinkered with.

      What he actually said was ” I believe that the UK’s record budget success does not pose a risk to our recovery. It would be damaging if we lost the confidence of the markets if the Tories were in power and delayed any action. Then interest rates would have to go up quickly.”

  90. 244
    Dickie Jeeps says:

    I think you’ll find that the phrase he uses is an error. The correct phrase is “sewer pipe sucker” (trad. arr, Bush, George Senior, Cheney, Richard)

  91. 245
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Telford twat Tories tweet ‘tinkered’ taradiddle”

  92. 249
    BeenTheredunit says:

    Another piece of Labour SHIT. Trace back this Tossers roots, and all will be revealed.

  93. 252
    simon r says:

    come on boys and girls let us send mr wright a supportive message.


    hopefully messages won’t get intercepted on the way with the words ‘f** off hoon’ or similar incerted.

  94. 255
    Gordon Gordon Gordon Out Out Out says:

    Gordon has gone out of his way to choose liars, swindlers, fraudsters and warmongers to fill his front bench. He won’t see one more as making any difference.

  95. 263
  96. 272
    Epicurean says:

    Hardly a major scalp. A corrupt talentless lying nonentity whose sole purpose is to keep his snout in the trough as long as possible. Time for the voters of Telford to put the useless fucker out of his misery.

    • 341
      Sir William Waad says:

      Epicureans usually think life’s all just random and meaningless and you might as well enjoy the finer things of life rather than worrying about the asses whom the great lottery happens to have put into power.

  97. 273
  98. 274
    Bunter says:

    what gives

  99. 275
    A Voter says:

    I’ve never voted Tory before but ………..having read David Wrights denial of using the words “Scum” in relation to those thinking of voting Tory for the first time and having researched articles/tweets etc in regard to this gentleman which I wouldn’t have before this matter was brought to my attention …..I think that …. I WILL

  100. 276
    Bunter says:

    I have been modded for some things that deserved it but never for using a four letter word that means bulldozer.

  101. 278
    Sir William Waad says:

    David made a goof on Twitter
    Watch his job go down the shitter!
    Hear him wriggle, spin and lie
    Hoot with laughter till you cry
    Hope that one offensive tweet
    Makes the scumbag lose his seat!

  102. 280
    Martin Day says:

    My friend, a smoker since age 14, told me that smoking is the hardest thing to stop.
    He’s obviously never driven a Toyota.

  103. 281
    Porky the Pig says:

    This is an outrage. I’ve never been so insulted in my life. I demand an apology.

    • 330
      Saddle of Roast Mutton says:

      Look I’ve not complained about being alluded to as a pig by the PM so why should you ?

      • 332
        Porky the Pig says:

        How would you like it if someone called you a tory? Believe me if you had to deal constantly with people telling you you looked like Eric Pickles you’d get pissed off too.

  104. 286
    Anonymous says:

    It seems Wright may have changed his story of how the hacking took place, if his comments to the guardian today. See here for more details http://tinyurl.com/yf3tjp9

  105. 287
    Whistleblower says:

    The blonde tells how she had sex with Gordon Brown in a hotel room next door to David Cameron.

    Gordon gets my vote !!!!!!!!

  106. 288
    Sherriff, police, etc says:

    OT but seems to involve scum

    Google: Hollie Greig Scandal ……. Robert Green

    • 377
      udderly 'orrible says:

      May just be a coincidence but would they be more members of McSnot’s tribe?
      We do seem to be cursed.

  107. 292
    ian e says:

    Anyone want to sign the new No 10 petition against Brown’s insulting – and ill-informed language used to describe AGW-sceptics? See


    (Numbers growing fast!!

    • 421
      Jimmy says:

      So in the end the “PM resign” petition only got 72k?

      It is encouraging that almost 99.9% of the population did not support it.

  108. 293
    Penfold says:

    Good Oh!!

  109. 295
    Vanity ! Vanity ! All is Vanity ! says:

    Either way David Wright has mishandled this matter and secured a massive hit against himself and Labour

    1. If he did write such things it was better to have apologised – “heat of the moment” etc “between mates etc” “I’ve been called far worse” etc “Apologise etc. ” Shouldn’t have written those words etc” Matter would have been closed

    2. By denying it and claiming that his twitter account has been hacked just raises the profile of the matter and makes it far worse if it turns out that has not told the truth

    3. It makes people start to research other matters and comments he’s made revealing he has “form” using such phrases plus thing’s he’s done or not done within his constituency and local dis-agreements in his surgery etc he’s been involved in. Again causing damage to him, his re-election chances and to the Labour Party and forcing him to resign if it is shown that he’s lied over this.

    This is not really the judgement one expects from a Minister of the Crown in any government or party.

    • 313
      Moley says:

      I disagree.

      It is exactly the judgement one expects from a Minister of the Crown in the Labour Party.

  110. 301
    Ronnie McDonnie says:

    Labour election slogan:


  111. 302
    Scum sucking Pig says:

    That Labour party cheerling slag Kay Burley is attacking Eric Pickles over this on Sky news now, claiming Twitter can be hacked and that the Hunt says he didnt do it so we should believe him….. For fucks sake HE AND HIS PARTY HAVE FORM HERE. THEY ARE FILTH.

    • 311
      Vanity ! Vanity ! All is Vanity ! says:

      Well if twitter is so insecure it would be better for a Minister not to “tweet” at all then particularly as anybody with access to the internet can read what’s written.

      The matter can be clarified as soon as Mr Wright is contacted by twitter with the IP Address of the alleged hacker unless of course he/she is using software to mask or clone identity to appear to be posted by Mr Wright himself from his Blackberry

  112. 303
    Harriet Harman says:

    Once my husband has been elected to the safe seat of Birmingham Erdington, we will together strive to ensure that nepotism – and all its forms – is ruthlessly stamped out.

    • 315
      Lanchester Daily News says:

      Yeh but sorry Harriet getting selected and getting elected is not the same. I wouldn’t rate Jack’s chances too highly given the way the area has been decimated by the recession and the Cadbury’s debacle and the way the polls are running locally.
      If I was you I’d do a bit of canvassing in the area for him.That’s bound to clinch the result. Tory gain !!

      • 327
        Smash the unions says:

        Fucking Unite scum are HATED by ordinary workers up and down this country now, Unite are good for lining their own pockets with workers money and cutting deals for themselves with big companies and what does the average worker get from them?

        Sweet F A. and a P45

        Another good one about Unite is how they make the workers re-vote until Unite get the answer they want, like the two re-votes and then suddenly they got what they wanted when it was moved to postal votes for those poor bastards recently.

        Fucking union scum are out for themselves and would strip the working mans shirt of his back if it was worth anything.


        • 343
          John Terry I am snide and treacherous says:

          Hear, hear! I long ago left Unite because of their politically correct attitudes (except for the bosses) and their increasing interference in foreign politics – what the fook has that got to do with trade unions!

          All unions are led by money suckers from the pockets of the ordinary workers. These leaders have excellent salaries (much more than MPs), cars, family benefits of all kinds etc. The sooner the proles see through these greedy bastards the sooner this country will begin to get back on track. But no, they’ll go on paying their regular dues and strike when they’re told to do so. Just what scheming union leaders like – thick workers who can’t think for themselves.

          • Archer Karcher says:

            I know someone who works for Unite, very well paid, cushy, and three good holidays a year. Last three holidays, Caribean cruise, Spain and Mexico. Nothing is too good for the parasite class.

  113. 307
    Stu says:

    This guy resign don’t be silly, it was only a technical breach of the truth.

    • 319
      Vitaï Lampada says:

      Pro Labour Post on Iain Dale has come up with a great alibi/excuse. Apparently it could have been a genuine error with the “Cut and Paste” button ?? But if so that still doesn’t explain why David Wright didn’t admit to it and maintains his Twitter accounts been “fiddled with”!

  114. 308
    Moley says:

    Why on earth would anybody bother to hack into the Twitter account of a complete nobody?

    Implausible isn’t in it.

  115. 321
    Mega Lolz says:

    I love how the dickhead has been run off Twitter now he’s been caught out, he can dish it out, but can’t take it back like all of the left wing minority once they start pissing people off.

  116. 326
    What a send off says:

    About plans to enforce that “death tax”,


  117. 329
    Time Lord says:

    Please do not use language which is detrimental to slags. They deserve our sympathy. Agree with the way she spoke to Chubby Eric which attempted to patronise him. She really is a nasty piece of work.

  118. 333
    Hung By His Own Petard says:

    @TrippyPip Tory twitterers are fair game I think you’ll find
    about 23 hours ago from web in reply to TrippyPip

  119. 336
    Desperate Dan says:

    Whatever happened to Curleys Corner Shop and the Sheep Farmer? I suspect blogicide.

  120. 342
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    MP’s are getting medals just for visiting Afghan/Iraq?
    That’s just sick.


  121. 346
    Labour Are Finished says:

    Gordon at his best:

  122. 348
    jgm2 says:

    When you have c*nts like the this David Wright calling Tories ‘scumsuckers’ it rather gives the lie to this notion that lying c*nts like Mandelson are trying to peddle about the Tories sabotaging a crossparty consensus on how to pay for old age care.

    Doesn’t it though.

    If Labour was inviting cross-party participation in talks on how to pay for old-age care it would only be with a view to fucking the Tories over when the tricky question of how this was to be paid for was posed. Labour would claim credit for the initiative but look to saddle the blame for how it was going to be funded on the Tories. This is exactly the same tactic they used with IDS over the Iraq war. Get him in, put an arm around his shoulder give it the ‘national interest – time to put our differences aside’ line and then let them take the blame when it turns out you (Labour) had bare-faced lied.

    This David Wright shows what thoroughly evil, nasty, narrow-minded, mendacious c*nts the entire Labour party is composed of.

    His leering, arrogant face and the fact that he’s probably enjoyed nine years pigging his fucking nasty, mean, spiteful face at the trough while dismissing all dissenters as ‘scumsuckers’ makes me puke.

    Alas, in my time online I have come to realise that his attitude is typical amongst Labour apologists. Any dissent at all and that’s it. Posts pulled. Accusations made. False umbrage taken and then if all else fails outright abuse.

    And I could accept that if their policies were based on fairness or sanity or were coherent. But when you scratch the surface of anything they do or propose you see that it is motivated not by the common good but is yet another mean, nasty, devisive, nutcase policy designed to further cement their position in power and fuck-all good for anything else.

  123. 349
    Labour Are Finished says:

    Ed Balls asked me this last night. I’m afraid the answer, Ed, is…Yes I did. Yvette is tasty.

  124. 352
    Gordon's Put Us In The Brown says:

    Labour are finished. They’re washed up. They’re through.

    They had the chance to do good and they blew it.

  125. 355

    How can we respect them when they have no respect for us, or the institutions they serve?

  126. 356
    jgm2 says:



    You do know what would stop this kind of identity theft don’t you?

    ID cards issued with your passport.

    That’ll stop it.

  127. 360

    [...] David Wright argued that someone had edited his tweets. As political blogger Guido Fawkes was quick to point out, you can’t edit a tweet once it’s been posted. David Wright was quickly caught out and [...]

  128. 362
    David Wright says:

    what a load of wankers – just wait till Gordon leads us to election victory – he’ll put you lot out of business and into gaol -where all you criminals belong – oops, did I just post that – oh shit …………….

  129. 370
    Moley says:

    The origin of the “scum” epithet.


    A. Campbell Esq.

    Credit to David Hughes; D.T.

  130. 384
    Down with Brown! says:

    Who do BBC Radio 5 get in to comment on the offending Twitter incident?

    Kerry McCarthy…….but lucky for the twitter Tsar Kerry the line is down.

    • 385
      Down with Brown! says:

      Kerry believes Peter, he is a mild mannered guy and a friend. Well, I convinced.

      He had his laptop stolen. So someone could log in as him.

      Someone’s stolen a government ministers laptop and stolen his passwords!!!!!!!! What other information has been compromised.

      • 394
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Which police force has been looking for it, BTP, Met or West Mercia?

        Just imagine the fun if the police haven’t been told.

  131. 389
    Kerry McCarthy says:

    Please send your support to David Wright here:


    He’s doing a great job and he fucking hates Tories.

  132. 392
    Eric Von Pickles says:

    Did someone call me a pig?

  133. 396
    Scumgate says:

    [...] several others) certainly think I’ve seen this defence before, somewhere. Moreover, Guido has helpfully pointed out that the fact tweets cannot be edited blows an awfully wide hole in his [...]

  134. 399
    Disco Biscuit says:

    He looks like the sort of person who would wear a three-button jacket.

    • 402
      Barnabas Scudamore says:

      My comment was made before I read your’s – you too picked up on his cheap suit !

      I bet he wears those vile and offensive brogue shoes from Asda, that cost £3 !


  135. 400
    Barnabas Scudamore says:

    A minister of the crown ? what’s that then ?

    This bloke, in his cheap suit and cheap tie probably believes that he is above the Queen.

    That the crown means nothing.

    That Royalty are “old news” and should be abolished.

    That the money spent on the royal family is a disgrace.

    That “ordinary” people are just as “good” as royalty.

    Am I jumping to wild conclusions?

    I think not. The way he behaves IN THE QUEENS NAME, after all he is (however much it sickens him to the point of wanting to scratch his own eyes out) a “minister of the crown”.

    He is also (again however much he tries to ignore it) a member of HER MAJESTY’S parliment.

    Once again, as I have said before : There are those of us who will defend the crown to the VERY last, against any threat.

  136. 404
    Barnabas Scudamore says:

    £147,000 in expenses…….

    A real man of the people.

    A real ordinary, honest, hard working man !

    Yep, those horride Tories with all their money…..

  137. 408
    Ratsniffer says:

    Guido, thanks. Once again you said exactly what I wanted to know when I read this story in the MSM – a question none of them seemed to ask: Can a tweet be tweaked? It seems that, as you say, once written it is set in stone. Will this creepy NuLabour individual now do the decent thing and resign? Don’t hold your breath.

    • 412
      Lord Darby says:

      it’s gone completely

      • 413
        Ratsniffer says:

        Tweets can be removed – but they cannot be altered.

        • 419
          Anonymous says:

          yep; the issue here was that people read/reported it before he deleted it.

          So, if you look on his twitter account you won’t see it anymore, but if you search on twitter then you’ll find lots of references to it.

          He’s probably busy deleting his other messages which also have “toryscum” as a hashtag, and then blaming that on other people too.

          He’s also posted one with the scum hashtag on this message:

          Remember John Smith’s Social Justice commission – Tories had nothing to say then either #Toryscum 8:52 PM Feb 13th from mobile web

          He’s probably posted loads of other messages along the same lines

          He’s also retweeted:

          “Stop Press: Arseholes without an ounce of humanity accuse Gordon Brown of using his dead daughter as a poll-bounce strategy.”

          He’s a lying childish fuckwit, using that kind of language with his MP hat on goes to show how infantile they are in the labour party.

  138. 414
    Tapestry says:


    Otis Ferry, invader of The Commons in 2004, hunts a few miles from Telford. The Hunting issue is still potent in rural areas, and not to the advantage of Labour MPs.

  139. 417
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    I’m not going to kick David Wright whilst he’s down. I’ll wait till he’s dead.

  140. 425
    Barnabas Scudamore says:

    This chap has no idea what he has done.

    He has very little understanding of computers and of the internet.

    I just listened to his radio performance, my goodness, you could hear the guilt in his voice ! very poor.

    Yep, this gentleman from sophisticated Telford,with his regal upbringing and lavish education at Wrockwardine Wood Comprehensive school followed by that establishment favourite, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, has no idea what he has done !

    There is a record of your ISP number along with times, dates,server information etc etc etc.

    The internet has changed a lot in the last 5 years or so, the old excuse of “oooh, I’ve been hacked” no longer washes, not because people don’t believe you, its just
    the amount of information collected and stored has increased.

    Go on Mr Pickles, get this nasty piece of shit the sack.

  141. 429

    [...] Mirror reports an extraordinary change of tune from Labour who are now in full furious and deluded spin mode: Was the hacking of Telford MP David Wright’s Twitter site linked to the theft of his laptop [...]

  142. 430

    [...] 13.02pm: Guido notes that, according Twitter.com’s FAQs, “you can’t edit” a tweet once it is posted. More [...]

  143. 432
    confused says:

    who is this non entity .

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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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