Category Archives: Twitter

Liberal Democrat Councillor’s tweeting dog Bailey makes headlines.

Many people reading this will be aware that Brentwood Cllr Karen Chilvers offered a home earlier this year to Bailey, a dog destined to be put down. She nursed him back to health and he’s now part of her family. … Continue reading

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George Foulkes was wrong, but all political parties need to do more to tackle rape culture

Yesterday, George Foulkes caused a bit of a stooshie with this tweet: Horsemeat in school dinners,14 year old raped in City bus & Orkney firm in administration yet all we hear from SNP Govt. is more on Indyref!— George Foulkes … Continue reading

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The joy of Twitter on its 7th birthday

So, it’s 7 years today since the first Tweet was sent. Coincidentally, earlier this week, this happened to me: A kind of super diamond jubilee. I was quite pleased with myself but was soon brought back down to earth by … Continue reading

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Lynne Featherstone calls for Julie Burchill to be sacked for post attacking transgender people

As Equalities Minister, Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone put into place the Government’s Transgender Action Plan. She will be acutely aware of the issues facing transgender people, particularly in relation to violence and discrimination. Hate crime towards that community has been rising as … Continue reading

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My Twitter followers know me so well…a BBC Sports Personality of the Year challenge

I came back after a couple of hours out this afternoon to find a tweet from someone that read quite simply: What is this, the largest ever odd-one out round? I’m sure @caronmlindsay can spot the odd-one-out. This turned out … Continue reading

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Active sexism as part of a marketing strategy, Lord Sugar?

We’re used to seeing sex being used to sell products. We’re used to seeing ads built on an unhealthy foundation of sexism. Remember that really irritating washing up liquid ad from the Olympics which suggested that mums were just there … Continue reading

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Responding to criticism the Pete Wishart way.

Yesterday I wrote  about how SNP MP Pete Wishart had taken to Twitter to throw some personal insults around about Mike Moore and Jo Swinson. Ok, so he didn’t actually use any sweary-words, but  suggesting a panda, which sleeps 20 odd … Continue reading

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Michael Moore back on Facebook and Twitter

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore has done loads of good, cool stuff over the last couple of years. It took some skill to balance the demands of the Nationalists with the reactionary forces from the Tories … Continue reading

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Why is Diane Abbott the top headline on BBC News?

I’ve been busy with blog posts, Alvin and the Chipmunks and children today, so the furore over Diane Abbott’s tweet had kind of passed me by. I knew someone had said something but, frankly, I wasn’t interested enough to look. I … Continue reading

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Who benefits from the fuss about the #womanontheleft?

I have not been well this week. Pretty average bug for this time of year, but it’s played merry hell with my plans to get organised for Christmas. I am being sensible and resting as much as I can. Spending … Continue reading

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