Anger at Lib Dem's Twitter posting

Anger at Lib Dem's Twitter posting

Anger at Lib Dem's Twitter posting

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A COLCHESTER Lib Dem activist has infuriated local Tories by posting a picture online apparently showing him pretending to point a gun at Prime Minister David Cameron.

Shaun Boughton, who stood for election for the party in Wivenhoe St Andrew’s ward at last year’s Essex County Council elections, posted the mocked-up picture in a message to a fellow Lib Dem on the Twitter website with the caption: “Wouldn’t you?”.

The tweet outraged Will Quince, Tory group leader on the council, who described it as deeply disturbing.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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2:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Bert_Stimpson says...

"...apparently showing him pretending to point a gun at Prime Minister David Cameron...."

Was he pretending, or just apparently pretending? Also, I'm pretty sure it is a waxwork and not the real David Cameron.

Storm in a local politics teacup once again. Less points scoring and bickering, more sorting the current mess out please.
"...apparently showing him pretending to point a gun at Prime Minister David Cameron...." Was he pretending, or just apparently pretending? Also, I'm pretty sure it is a waxwork and not the real David Cameron. Storm in a local politics teacup once again. Less points scoring and bickering, more sorting the current mess out please. Bert_Stimpson
  • Score: 13

2:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

A childish thing tp do, but hardly 'disturbing'. Lighten up Mr Quince.
A childish thing tp do, but hardly 'disturbing'. Lighten up Mr Quince. Reginald47
  • Score: 8

2:58pm Wed 5 Mar 14

PaulWagland says...

Childish nonsense. Small wonder so many of us are disenchanted with politics.
Childish nonsense. Small wonder so many of us are disenchanted with politics. PaulWagland
  • Score: 11

3:51pm Wed 5 Mar 14

super waluigi says...

This is hilarious.

This is a hand gesture that many people use upon themselves to symbolise that they have done something stupid. One finger gestures or the other kind that symbolises men touching themselves would have been far worse.

Lighten up everybody and see the funny side.
This is hilarious. This is a hand gesture that many people use upon themselves to symbolise that they have done something stupid. One finger gestures or the other kind that symbolises men touching themselves would have been far worse. Lighten up everybody and see the funny side. super waluigi
  • Score: 4

4:13pm Wed 5 Mar 14

romantic says...

My goodness, some people are sensitive! If Will Quince is "outraged" by this, then I suspect he is far from ready for the rough and tumble of the Commons seat he aspires to. Deeply disturbing? No. A bit of messing around by "Lib Dem activist" ? (aka somebody who failed to get elected in the local elections). Yes.

For Quince to be so "disturbed", somebody from the Gazette must have gone to him, shown him the tweet and asked what he thought. Unless he routinely follows the tweets of failed Lib Dem candidates and then contacted the Gazette to express his outrage. I suspect the former. In which case the Gazette is mischief-making rather than reporting on real news. Quince will probably not get past Bob Russell next year anyway, but if he does, he'd better get ready, because even his own side will be doing worse than this to him, let alone those nasty opposition MPs.
My goodness, some people are sensitive! If Will Quince is "outraged" by this, then I suspect he is far from ready for the rough and tumble of the Commons seat he aspires to. Deeply disturbing? No. A bit of messing around by "Lib Dem activist" ? (aka somebody who failed to get elected in the local elections). Yes. For Quince to be so "disturbed", somebody from the Gazette must have gone to him, shown him the tweet and asked what he thought. Unless he routinely follows the tweets of failed Lib Dem candidates and then contacted the Gazette to express his outrage. I suspect the former. In which case the Gazette is mischief-making rather than reporting on real news. Quince will probably not get past Bob Russell next year anyway, but if he does, he'd better get ready, because even his own side will be doing worse than this to him, let alone those nasty opposition MPs. romantic
  • Score: 5

6:54pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Checkout says...

Quince outraged why? His party outrages me by turning our wonderful old town into a third world cart track - get your Chelmsford chums to fill the the potholes in Mr Quince.
Quince outraged why? His party outrages me by turning our wonderful old town into a third world cart track - get your Chelmsford chums to fill the the potholes in Mr Quince. Checkout
  • Score: 6

12:28am Thu 6 Mar 14

Boris says...

Quincey should be outraged by the childish antics of his own party's activists, who stage similarly infantile stunts. Clean up your own party's act, Mr Quince, and then you can start pointing the finger at others.
Quincey should be outraged by the childish antics of his own party's activists, who stage similarly infantile stunts. Clean up your own party's act, Mr Quince, and then you can start pointing the finger at others. Boris
  • Score: 4

3:56pm Thu 6 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Quince is a political failure.the cracks are beginning to become apparent.
Quince is a political failure.the cracks are beginning to become apparent. stevedawson
  • Score: 2

9:28pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Boughton2510 says...

Seriously these people need to get a sense of humour . Shaun boughton is a good person and wants to do all he can for colchester .
Seriously these people need to get a sense of humour . Shaun boughton is a good person and wants to do all he can for colchester . Boughton2510
  • Score: 0

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