Notes From the Margins…

The Diane Abbott sharkfest

  • January 06, 2012
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The microblogging site Twitter only allows messages of 140 characters, but politicians who use it would do well to ponder them carefully. If not, they are likely to find even their pithiest observations subjected to a level of attention that they hadn’t bargained for…

My piece for The Week/The First Post on the Diane Abbott ‘race tweet’ row.  You can read the rest at:    http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/diane-abbott-row/44114/diane-abbott-was-careless-she-didnt-deserve-sharkfest#ixzz1igh43cnl

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