March 13th, 2013

Tory Tweeters Defy Dave

Last week Guido revealed how Tory high command had called in the cavalry to train MPs in the art of tweeting the party line. Lynton Crosby went further yesterday, telling MPs they were “participants, not commentators”.

Since the meeting:

A check of the 174 tweeting Tories reveals that most are on message. So they mostly took heed of Lynton…


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    a weak leadership and a weak government…….

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    wouldn’t have happened with andrew mitchell in charge of discipline

    • 11
      Point of Information says:

      Probably would have done, and he would have made a much stronger leader than Cameron.

  3. 3
    Dave says:

    Too many Tweets make a Twat.

  4. 4
    IPSA - All in it together says:

    It would be better if you had to pay for every tweet. We would have more work

  5. 5
    A voter says:

    I wish these MPs would put their phones away and get on with the job of solving the problems the country faces

    • 9
      medici2471 says:

      You busy today yourself ‘A voter’..?

      • 14
        Paniagua Solo says:

        Unless he/she is being paid by the Taxpayer to tick boxes why should you care?

        Anyway are you busy yourself medici2471 ?

    • 15
      Chris says:

      I’ve got my iPad ready.

      Nice waiter will soon bring my lunch. Am so hungry I could eat a burger.

  6. 6
    GRUB E WINO says:

    I wish all these Quango bastards would just FUCK OFF and stop telling me how i should run my life
    If i want to drink cheap booze what fuckin business is it of some no job tosser sat in an office in London ?
    Just cause you mugs have to pay £4.50p a pint why should the rest of us
    PISS OFF !

  7. 8
    Casual Observer says:

    Keeping them all on message will dilute their powerful use of twitter, and make the more interesting tweets stand out.

    Will be interesting to see when the party line is wrong and all have to delete.

    Little bit soviet this, isn’t it.

  8. 12
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  9. 17
    Paniagua Solo says:

    If all the Tories jumped up and down at the same time do you realise that this would cause a massive … well nothing really

    • 27
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      If all the Tories jumped up and down at the same time, it would make them look like a herd of squalling little brats throwing a tantrum.

      Oh– wait a sec…isn’t that what…awww no, not them, not those wonderfully well-behaved parliamentarians Guido is always writing about…

  10. 18
    Interested Public says:

    It could help Dave’s image for history if he did become the first PM to be undermined and removed by Twitter. It would be a first.

  11. 18
    Diane Abbott will go Spaz says:

    How odd. An English school with English pupils.

    • 23
      Call me Dave says:

      Obviously Photo-shopped.

      I mean I don’t look at all like the mendacious BlueLabour c.unt that I am.

  12. 20
    Call me Dave says:

    Please retweet, its very important …

  13. 21
    Gremalkin says:

    Supposedly Tory MPs calling for a fiat price for alcahol – further proof if any were needed that they dont know their derriere from their coude.

  14. 22
    Stalking horse burger says:

    The knives are out for Camoron.

    • 25
      Εd "No Nose" Mіlіband says:

      Blunt butter knives in tiny trembling hands.

      • 29
        Casual Observer says:

        Never normally agree with you Ed Miliprat, but you’re quite correct with that statement.

    • 28
      Vote UKIP -- Get rid of the LIBLABCONNERS says:

      Tick Tock — Twit Twat

      The clock ticks for Dave.

      100 to 1 Gone this week
      20 to 1 Gone after May Council elections
      10 to 1 Gone by Con. Party Conference
      1,000,000 to 1 Still P.M. after 2015 General Election

      etc etc.

  15. 24
    gramma says:

    If only Miliblands PMQ blatherings could be reduced to 140 characters !

  16. 26
    Diane Abbott aka political litmus paper says:

    At least Dave got the Booze thingy right in the end. The fact that Fatbot is going apeshit over it tells you all you need to know.

  17. 30
    Weygand says:

    “Cheap and populist”, ie representing the people.

    A novel idea but it will never catch on in Westminster.

  18. 31
    pee says:

    is lynton orient ever going to get the olympic stadium?

  19. 32
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Dear Sarah and Tracey

    I am a conservative. I am also an adult and like to take my own descisions. I do not need to be controlled, spoon fed or have my bottom wiped – not yet anyway. I would therefore prefer to make a fair and honest decision myself on what I drink and let the market offer me the fairest price for it. I don’t need you or civil servants or the Treasury to do this for me

  20. 37
    Campaigne Charlie says:

    One must do something to stop the lower orders accessing cheap alcohol. The need to be sober enough to sweep one’s chimneys or clean out one’s stables properly for goodness sake, how else are they going to support their awful children when we stop their benefit?

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“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.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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