Glasgow South MP for Labour, Tom Harris has resigned from his post as erm…the party’s social media advisor for Scotland after likening Alex Salmond to Hitler using footage from the film Downfall!
“Isn’t that what politician’s always do, slag each other off?” I hear you cry! The old joke springs to mind – “How can you tell when a politician is lying?…when their lips are moving!”
What I want to know is; What’s the difference between having a go at the opposition in the media (press, chat shows, radio, TV etc.) and doing it on a social media platform where there is an obvious right to reply?
Tom – “When are we going to see one about the Conservatives and the Lib Dems?” Maybe some people just have too much time on their hands?
C’mon Alex let’s see your retort about Tom!
Social Media Benchmark findings and panel debate, 15 February at Bloomberg London, UK.
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What is Skelpt Arse?
To use a splendid bit of sadly, now seldom-used Scottish vernacular, whose 'arse' definitely needs 'skelpt'?
Who or what has been letting you down, letting our magnificent country down or who generally needs brought into line. Politicians? Overly politically-correct-mandarins? Jobsworth civil-servants? Service industry specialists who've not been servicing? You tell us!
We've got a sliding scale of 'skelpitness' from a light smack or a pure, red, stinger? You decide!