Hard on the heels of Daily Mail pundit Sarah “Vain” Vine has come another departure from Twitter, making the same claims - that the social media offering is some kind of “sewer” teeming with abuse. This time, though, it was a politician making the exit, and no less a being than (yes, it’s her again) Nadine Dorries, whose departure from Twitter many had hoped would have happened some years earlier.
has spelt it out: “Twitter is a place where people lose their jobs, their dignity, their self-respect and, occasionally, their life”. Honesty and a sense of proportion do tend to elude some people. But do go on: “After almost ten years on Twitter (so long I can’t remember) and with 28,000 followers, I have made my own modest exit”. Modest, eh? That’ll be another of those Dorries honesty problems.
her attacks on Labour MP Steve McCabe over his attendance record after he had mentioned her I’m A Celebrity jaunt: even after she had been told he was recuperating from open heart surgery she taunted him, sniping “I think with your 65% attendance record you should be quiet. Obviously been taking a few holidays of your own!” In another Tweet, she revealed the address of constituent Philip Hickling.
HERE, HERE and HERE). After suggesting that Peter Oborne, not her greatest admirer, was a “drunk reporter”, she accused Ben Glaze of the SM of “stalker esque” [sic] behaviour, before threatening to nail his testicles to the floor with his own teeth. This was a mere precursor to a later full-scale meltdown.
her dishonest claims that Liverpool had “eight Tory MPs and an all-Tory council” when she was growing up is comparatively mild, but just serves to reinforce the impression that the fragrant Nadine is standing in an awfully draughty glasshouse.
So farewell then Nadine Dorries. Don’t let the Twitter door hit you on the way out.
Monday, 28 March 2016
Nadine Dorries Quits Twitter
Posted by Tim Fenton at 10:45
Labels: Politics, Press and Media, Technology
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Just another tory harridan similar to McVey and Soubry. A sort of Coco the Clownette.
Anyone who votes for those morons deserves all they get.
These harpies have found out that hate works like a boomerang these days. Throw it out there and it'll come back to hit you in the chops. Lets hope the rest of the Glenda Slags drop off the Twitterwagon soon.
I'd suggest that having done a 'cost'/benefit analysis for "Herself, Personally now", she's decided that the perceived 'hassle factor' outweighs any PR kudos of appearing to be accessible/accountable to her constituents via the digital (Twitter) world - especially as "the people who vote for us" presumably aren't a main Twitter demographic. demographic.
If there was real benefit to be had FOR HER, she'd continue to stomach all the 'abuse'.
I'd also suggest that this decision is at least in part due to her & her vile Tory colleagues' ongoing Twitter shaming for repeated voting against some of the most vunerable in society;(e.g recent ESA cuts). Unlike the usual piss-poor efforts of MSM/BBC to properly highlight & hold our government of sociopaths to account, social media cannot (yet) be 'controlled' by individual MP's or CCHQ.
I imagine she's hoping that by removing her @presence as a target for the growing numbers of Moron's "domestic extremists", she will be able to return to the largely unaccountable existence of an expense-claiming 'safe-seat' MP.
Hopefully she underestimates the anger & tenacity of many in a UK society that's rapidly descending into a dystopian fascist state!
Expect more of our Tory (& possibly Nu-Lab) elected representatives to follow a similar path.. possibly even as a centrally-coordinated tactic to pre-empt damage limitation on more incoming vile goverment policy votes?
She's bang-on about the tax-dodging Torygraph owners, though...
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