Not nearly as funny as Benny Hill
Wilson’s correspondence has, by mere coincidence you understand, also found its way to the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog, another activity that is not part of his constituency duties. What is a part of those duties, though, is the courteous and prompt addressing of constituents’ concerns, no matter what the forum, and however correctly or politely registered.
He could have waited to reply, or pointed Ms Bowyer to an email contact, but instead sniped “Don’t be a bad loser”. Even though I’ve seen Wilson indulge in some pretty cheap and nasty behaviour in the past, that induced a double take. My local MP is a Tory, he knows my politics are not the same as his, and yet he is always unfailingly courteous. Many responding to Wilson’s dismissal have been rightly furious.
He told getreading “140 characters is not a proper way to answer a significant question. It would never have been my intention to answer a question of that nature on Twitter” (it was Twitter’s fault), “I think we are at a very sensitive time in the political calendar and obviously this sensitivity has come out into the open” (meaningless drivel), and that he was responding to Ms Bowyer as “an activist journalist”, and not a constituent.