COMMENT: Politics is no social affair

Coun Carole Ann Gill caused a storm by uploading crude posters on her Facebook page
Coun Carole Ann Gill caused a storm by uploading crude posters on her Facebook page

Whenever politicians venture anywhere near social media, disaster is not far around the corner.

From David Cameron’s quaint belief that LOL stands for ‘lots of love’ to Ed Balls inadvertently tweeting his own name in an attempt to see if he was trending, it is, to quote Malcolm Tucker, the fictional spin doctor from The Thick of It, an omnishambles waiting to happen.

Whether Coun Carole Ann Gill has breached the council’s code of conduct is for town hall chiefs to decide but it’s likely, whatever the outcome, she won’t ‘like’ it.