January 29th, 2014

Dods’ Tweeter of the Year Isn’t on Twitter

Well this is embarrassing. At last night’s Dods parliamentary awards, editor-in-chief Paul Waugh proudly presented the award for Tweeter of the Year to iPad-loving Labour MP Tom Harris. Dods explained that they felt Harris was a worthy winner “for his daily usage of Twitter.” Just one problem: Harris isn’t actually on Twitter


  1. 1
    Anything for free says:

    But the tw@ accepted the award? Silly fooker or what?


    • 5

      On more mature reflection, it seems a very good reason for him getting the award.


    • 8
      Twitter Twit says:

      At least he had the manners not to make Waugh look like a stupid Twit.


    • 10
      Godfrey Bloom says:

      The Dolly Bird presenting the prizes looks a bit of alright.


    • 21
      It's a Cost of Nonsense Crisis says:

      Who paid for this guff?


      • 26
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        I seriously do not get this one at all.

        Twitter is a) not a very good platform, b) just something which is on the web.

        Why not have award for: Best use of Google for policy research, Best use of Excel for massaging stats, and Best use of Facebook for spin ?

        Really doesn’t make any sense at all – and if the Westminster bubble thinks it can control these new mediums, 5-Star and Farage are proving them wrong.

        If there was to be political best Tweet winner, it must surely be the UKIP Weather account, as even conceded (sort of) by Brillo the other day.


  2. 2

    I didn’t see it either.


  3. 3

    If what guido says is the case, this award ranks alongside the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Hussein O’Barmy.


  4. 4
    Sir Ken Dodd says:

    You can’t expect me to keep up with these things.


  5. 6
    The British Public says:

    Still, they want to support Labour, and he’s Labour, so that’s fine.

    All part of the propaganda a lies used to promote this rancid party.


  6. 7
    WelshRacer says:

    Who the hell nominated him in the first place?


  7. 9
    JMF says:

    “Obama’s Drug Dealer Killed By Gay Lover for Farting ” If only the Headline read Milliband instead of Obama.


  8. 11
    JMF says:

    Just a thought who or what the hell is Dods’.


    • 17
      Podiceps says:

      An old firm that started publishing Dod’s Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage in the 19th century, or maybe earlier. Now a bunch of Duds, it seems.


    • 18
      The British Public says:

      Obviously a bunch of twats for whom the truth is an alien concept


  9. 12
    Pog Ma Hone says:

    they could have invited Alex Salmond but then host the event in a theatre preferably near a book depository with a grassy knoll adjacent.


  10. 13
    Tom Fatson says:

    Was the award meant for me ?


  11. 14
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Stealth tweets ?


  12. 19
    Rachel's caravan says:

    Why haven’t the SNP thought about what currency they would have before?

    Its almost socialist in its stupidity for forgetting such a fundamental piece of their sales pitch.

    You remember when people were saying Salmond is a political guru?
    Were these the same people who claimed Brown was a financial genius?


    • 35
      Why would the rest of UK want to bail out failed Scottish banks again ?? says:

      They HAVE..part of their strategy is to baffle the Scottish electorate and play to their hearts not their minds. The SNP’s timetable of 18 months to sort everything out if the vote is for independence is wildly optimistic and let’s face it in any currency union the rest of the UK would have the controlling say and what is the incentive for the rest of UK to stand guarantor for Scottish Banks(as we did in 2007/8)with Bank of England as Lender of Last Resort ?

      If the Scots go with Bank of England and Sterling effectively they would have to submit their budget to the Treasury in London for approval as part of the fiscal and monetary controls Not to forget as well that interest rates would be set by London NOT Edinburgh so would not necessarily favour the Scottish economy e.g. if the rest of the UK needed higher interest rates and Scotland lower the majority view would prevail. We’ve seen similar in the eurozone where Germany needed higher rate and Greece/Spain lower


      • 50
        Fly on the wall says:

        As stated elsewhere on here earlier, their own currency should be called the “Bawbee”. If they go their own way they can take ALL their Scotch banking debts with them.


  13. 20
    Gordon Brown's shed says:

    Tonight .. I are mostly drinking … Mr Muscle oven and hob cleaner.


  14. 23
    The British media are cunts says:

    Gordon Brown isn’t actually a human being either.


  15. 24

    It seems clear that Tom Harris’s non-existent Twitter account should be shut down under the EU Extreme Content Blocking provisions and that Dods should have all their assets frozen for promoting it.

    The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs can also remove order-order.com from the internet on the basis that, if it is not illegal, it must certainly be an undesirable website.

    Right, you can all go home! Go on! Hop it, before we bang you up!

    *Ode an die Freude*


  16. 25
    François Hollande says:

    Ok. I’ll admit it.
    I thought a market was somewhere to get very small, muddy potatoes and ugly looking vegetables for a much higher price than in the Carrefour.

    So .. what is a market then?


    • 52
      Fly on the wall says:

      It is a place where r*pacious financiers market up and then when it has enough suckers on board, market down again. Everybody knows that by now, shirley?


  17. 27
    Cinna says:

    Who he?


  18. 30
  19. 32
    Immer Wieder says:

    Are you sure it wasn’t “Twat of the Year”?


  20. 33

    Ain’t that sweet, a prize for a non-tweet, innit?


  21. 34
    Ed Miliaband says:

    There are children north of Watford who have never even seen a tweet.


  22. 41
    China says:

    We laugh at you. Puny tiny island.
    When we bored of kicking Japs we come for you.


  23. 44
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    Dods of shite.


  24. 45
    Bragg says:

    Ad udiverdiddy I dook ad orange bicrodod once.


  25. 46
    Miss Direction says:

    Leeching scumbags who can never get their facts straight.


  26. 47
    Crime Watch says:

    Do you want Baloney with your macaroni? Or more tripe?

    Handing out rewards without checking the facts. How can they explain this bullshit?


  27. 48
    Brown is a pervert says:

    Maybe they meant Rolf Harris?


  28. 49
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Unless, of course, by “daily use” they mean someone who is constantly using anon accounts to attack Tories on Twitter?

    Of course not! No Labour Party member would do such a thing! Oh. Hang on…


  29. 55
    Wak Works says:

    From the look of them, none of the three have ever heard of twitter, let alone used it!


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