Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Greens Sack Councillor Who Called War Heroes “Hired Killers”

Two weeks ago Green councillor Ben Duncan put in his application to be consigned to the dustbin of loony tunes who have thrown their careers away on the internet. Today, his party has finally obliged and booted him out. Lisa Murray, chairwoman of Brighton and Hove Green Party, says:

“The panel of inquiry has concluded that Councillor Ben Duncan should no longer serve as a member of the Green Group of Councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council.

This follows his recent statement on Twitter concerning the armed forces which understandably offended many both within and outside the party.

The panel concluded that since this recent incident follows a history of making comments in social media that many would view as inappropriate for someone in such a position, taken as a whole, Councillor Duncan’s actions amount to a breach of standards and judgement expected of a Green councillor, bringing himself and colleagues into disrepute.

Councillor Duncan’s removal from the Green Group is for the remaining council term.

From this point Councillor Duncan will not participate in votes or discussions in the Green Group or be involved in any decisions of the Group and will sit as an independent councillor and not be counted as a part of the Group.”

Bye!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ed Balls Calls Colleague “Anus”

Ed Balls covering himself in Twitter glory once again…

Monday, June 23, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of (Last) Week: Mensch v Breitbart

Bit late to this one, again from Twitter Bitch Fight favourite, Louise Mensch, treating us to a classic Friday evening spat.

Taking exception to James Delingpole’s defence of her former parliamentary colleague Michael Fabricant that morning on Breitbart London, the Stateside social media favourite, once a vocal supporter of the up-and-coming website, trained her fire on its Managing Editor, former pal Raheem Kassam.

Seconds out.

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/480023086381924354

Play nicely…

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Fabricant Sorry For Punchy Tweet

Following his tweet this morning:

Twitterstorm over in an hour.

UPDATE: Or maybe it isn’t…

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is Dom Cummings #Winning?

The last tweet from the once prolific parody @SteveHiltonGuru account, four days ago, was a generous response to former Gove SpAd and social media connoisseur Dom Cummings:

An appointment made even more unlikely by Cummings piling into No.10 in the Times this morning, not least calling the PM’s chief of staff Ed Llewellyn “a classic third-rate suck-up-kick-down sycophant presiding over a shambolic court”. Who else has been the author of some similarly colourful criticism of Llewellyn over the years?

What a remarkable coincidence. Hashtag winning…

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ex-Labour Liverpool Councillor Calls Cops on Old Holborn

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Readers will remember Jake Morrison, the slightly special Labour councillor booted out of the party after his very public theatrics during a spat with Luciana Berger. Morrison is now throwing a hissy fit at Twitter mischief maker and agitator of the city of Liverpool, Old Holborn, calling the police in over a series of tweets taking the mickey out of him. Old Holborn has finally found the ideal forum to spread his message, giving a statement to the Liverpool Echo:

“Naturally, those who don’t share my views or choose to take offence can find ample succour in the simple retort of ‘vile troll’ – water off a duck’s back to me, I’m thick-skinned enough to know that it’s only Twitter. I’m passionate about free speech. There are demented trolls out there, happily breaking the law by targeting individuals and we already have laws to deal with them. Twitter is possibly the greatest tool that free speech has ever possessed and is quite literally capable of bringing down tyrants and despots. Governments are desperate to control it, censor it, silence it – and if a few unwelcome trolls are the price we pay for every voice on the planet being free, it’s a price worth paying. Censoring words is one step away from burning books and we all know where that leads. If you don’t like it, don’t read it – yes, it’s that simple.”

Young Mr Morrison has not always been so keen to silence dissent:

You’d have thought our elected representatives would realise this, but involving the police whenever someone says something mean about you on the internet probably isn’t the best use of their time.

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Dan Hodges v Asher Dresner

Dan Hodges’ piece in this week’s Speccie on the men and women behind Ed Miliband is well worth a read.

Given he quotes Labour ‘insiders’ as describing Team Ed as “poisonous”, “dysfunctional” and “a bunch of medieval courtiers”, unsurprisingly it hasn’t gone down well with friends of the Labour leader.

Miliband’s former speechwriter Asher Dresner goes out to bat for his old colleagues:

Which, to be fair, is probably true…


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Boris on his fellow Islingtonista Emily Thornberry:

“It was an entirely run-of-the-mill English townscape, with some straightforward words to go with it. There was no obvious insult, no abuse, no overt sneering. She might have got away with it entirely, had some alert blogger not spotted it. He instantly detected the coded message that Emily Thornberry was sending to all her right-on, bien-pensant, Labour-luvvie friends in Islington, or wherever else it is that they follow her on Twitter.”



Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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