This is Why Politicians Shouldn't Use Twitter

By Sam Gibbs on at

Seriously, if you're going to use a very public social network, which is apparently all part of the government's mandated public outreach policy now, then at least know how Twitter actually works before posting. Not even David Cameron's getting it right.

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He managed to fire out a tweet this morning, talking about Benefits, which is fair enough. Trouble was he obviously doesn't follow his Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (is he even on Twitter?), because he managed to tag a parody account for Ian Duncan Smith in the tweet. If he'd bothered to read @IDS_MP he'd have noticed such gems as:

 

 

Unlucky Mr PM. Maybe the reply "Chin chin Dave. Round mine for a Pimms later?" got the message across? [Twitter]