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But how effective is this for
having sensible engagement with our
Twitter is something that many of the UK’s MP’s are engaging in right now, tweeting everything from who they are meeting for dinner, (not the missus) or on the phone to that Foreign minister in Israel.
Although it’s great that you
can have a chinwag with a
Ed Miliband is currently on Twitter asking people what they thought of his speech – which hasn’t gone down well with some in his own party, and, the wider public.
Here are a handful of questions they ask:
Someone who calls herself the3rdgirl, asks: “Have you ever worn the missus' knickers to a big debate? You know, just for luck.”
Another asks him: “Is eating 6 Fajitas in one sitting too much? This is important Ed.”
How are these any relevance to the great political debate. Social networks are only as good as the people who use them.
Sure, there are some occasional sensible people asking questions such as why can’t their daughters get jobs and what is Ed going to do about the manufacturing situation in BAE, etc, but monitoring the tweeted questions it really is like watching paint dry – it’s full of twatter.
One Tweeter asks blatantly:
“Who told you this hashtag question thing was a good idea?”
Clearly, if Ed Miliband was looking for inspiration on the social networks for new policy ideas, he didn’t find it.
If you want to ask him something tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon at 5:45pm, do so, but don’t expect arousing debate – just political twatter.
And according to the Labour
leader, he spent some time with his