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Peter Obone, the Telegraph’s chief political commentator accuses Lord Ashcroft of using Twitter to make “vicious and damaging public criticism of the PM”. It’s a MUST READ article in my view. Check it out!
It is time for Lord Ashcroft and the Tory party to part company – Telegraph.
Personally, I was amazed at the article which was also highly critical of Twitter, the micro-blog and its users. Many of the World’s top journalists use Twitter to reach out to wider audiences and promote their paper’s brands. Perhaps, Peter Obone is out of touch in more ways than one and it is time for him to retire?
Let me come to the defense of Lord Ashcroft’s political blogs on Twitter. For me Lord Ashcroft’s blogs on Twitter are often witty and they provide fair comment in an open society. Indeed yesterday Lord Ashcroft complemented David Cameron for his performance in Parliament:
Hurrah! Good to see Cameron back on good form at Prime Minister’s Questions. Keep it up.
In my view, David Cameron has passed his “sell by date”; he has been a weak and ineffective leader at a time when the UK desperately needed a strong leader. As a life-long Conservative supporter I am appalled by the policies of David Cameron’s Government.
So for me, Lord Ashcroft has it right and Peter Obone has it wrong.