Monday, February 15, 2010

Why People Hate Politicians - Part 2


Liar!

As per my earlier post, Iain Dale snatched a screenshot, and caught him redhanded.  When a few right-leaning and especially Tory bloggers have now taken issue, this particular MP has shown what he is made of, and has resorted to lying. 

This will backfire - you can't lie on the internet and get away with it forever.  It will turn up in the cache, or on another live-feed somewhere and when it does the reputation of our MPs will have been dragged even further into the gutter.  It's bad enough that an MP would equate Torys as "Scum-Scuking Pigs" but if you are going to do so, have the balls to own up to it.

Update 1: Tim Montgomorie has caught David Wright MP using a similar term before on Twitter - #Toryscum.  It seems he has form for this sort of thing!

Update 2: Iain Dale says Jonathan Sheppard has picked him up on tonights message, having retweeted the unsensored original.  The speed of honesty in the Internet age eh!

7 comments:

Witterings From Witney said...

Mr. G,

The majority of MPs are liars in one shape or form - whats new?

Whether the subject is policy, principle or integrity - they are liars!

Future History of England said...

Witterings From Witney - But they do it for our own good, surely that must count for something....

HAHA

Barking Spider said...

He even stole that line from Sarah Palin so there is nothing original about it - all he did was mutilate it into something nasty and then try to deny it - how very labour!

He's Spartacus said...

A hit! A palpable hit!

Letters From A Tory said...

The Conservatives should be talking this up as much as possible and should not let it slide - demand a public apology, raise it at PMQs, bring back memories of Smeargate.

Labour aren't playing clean so why should the Conservatives?

James Higham said...

Unprincipled people will do these things.

Barking Spider said...

Apart from anything else - you can delete a tweet but you can most definitely NOT edit a tweet in any way - he's just another ignorant, lowlife, lying Labour boor with his pants on fire!