Political on twitter? Stick to the issues please.

Is this a political ad?

Is this a political ad?


Is this a political ad?


All three tweets were posted shortly before twitter announced its ban on political advertising.

My point’s that it’s not the advertising that matters, it’s the content.

I have no way of knowing whether the original post was placed by the Labour party, though I suspect that Simon Hoare posted his – or at least one of his aides. I can tell you that I didn’t pay to say what I did.

The chances that Twitter’s ban will make the slightest difference to the way this campaign is conducted are slim.

The only way that things will change is if ordinary voters make it clear they are disgusted with the continuance of project fear.

We have six weeks more of our third election in five years. Can politicians please keep this election to issues and behave with a degree of good manners towards each other.



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5 Responses to Political on twitter? Stick to the issues please.

  1. julierichardswbacom says:

    Ah, Henry, if only … two of the many definitions of politicians – “a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office” or “a person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organisation”.

    “Aristotle believed that the brain existed merely to cool blood and was not involved [in] with thinking, which has proven true for certain persons, mainly politicians.” (from the Cynical Web Site

    I joke to make a point

  2. DaveC says:

    “Are all you “rich” people (basically anyone who saved responsibly into a pension) ready to have your pension savings raided to pay for all our spending!”

    • Gerry Flynn says:

      Yet more Conservative BS, 40+ days of the same old lies that we heard in 2017, being regurgitated by the right wing press, would not surprise me that they may, at some point in time, compare Corbyn to some fictional mass murderer or a reincarnation of the Devil.

    • Bryn Davies says:

      I think you make Henry’s point.

  3. julierichardswbacom says:

    sorry to throw another quote into mix but these made me smile – HL Mencken – “Democracy …one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed and are right.” or maybe Gore Vidal is more appropriate for our present times “Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates”. 🙂

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