A Tweet Is a Long Whine in Politics. AS IT IS CLAIMED MPs SPEND A DAY A WEEK ON TWITTER WE LOOK AT THEIR ONLINE MOANS ON BUSES, VANDALS AND, ER, PIZZA HUT
Byline: JOSH LAYTON
IT'S the way thousands of normal folk - oh, and celebs - share their thoughts, so it was only a matter of time before MPs joined Twitter.
In just one week this summer our politicians bashed out nearly 2,500 tweets covering energy policy, a joke about the Dalai Lama and meeting voters.
While some address the big issues others are downright inane - such as a dig at Pizza Hut.
Gavin Shuker, Labour MP and Shadow Environment Secretary, wrote on his profile: "Don't expect anything too intelligent from me on here." Of his Westminster colleagues, 275 out of 650 are on Twitter, including Labour leader Ed Miliband and deputy PM Nick …
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Publication information: Article title: A Tweet Is a Long Whine in Politics. AS IT IS CLAIMED MPs SPEND A DAY A WEEK ON TWITTER WE LOOK AT THEIR ONLINE MOANS ON BUSES, VANDALS AND, ER, PIZZA HUT. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: August 1, 2011. Page number: 10. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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