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#EdBallsDay & The Best of Political Tweets

#EdBallsDay & The Best of Political Tweets


Personal reputation masterstroke or fortunate blunder? That could be the tagline of Ed Balls’ entire life to date. Unfathomably worse at Twitter than he is at dancing, he has become a figure of public adoration over his good-natured bumbling. How very British.

So to celebrate Ed’s digital illiteracy, here is our list of the great and (mostly) awful of when Twitter meets Politics.

Balls or bust – the Political Tweet to end all Political Tweets. Never change, Mr Balls.

Every #EdBallsDay, children will leave a glass of milk and a pair of spandex leggings at the bottom of their bed. Then they will close their eyes and whisper ‘Ed Balls’ three times. If they’ve been good, Ed Balls will appear before them to perform a dance, before dashing off into the night to fight crime.

Optimistic to presume that Dirty Dave can summon the spirit of Thatcher considering that he can’t even remember which football team he is supposed to support.

The historic moment that the Republican Party began its love affair with Donald J. Trump.

Hot tip for 2017: Donald to launch his own dating app: Ivanka

I sincerely doubt that we will be offering our PR services to Ivanka. But believe us, nobody does PR/builds walls/runs integrated campaigns better than we do.


Checkmate, Donald.

Soames: the inverse Batman of Twitter. Not the hero we need, but definitely the hero we deserve. Would highly recommend monitoring his feed for the ultimate Public School put-downs and the latest assault on ‘Leave’ voters – if he could aggressively ingest the whole lot of them, I’ll bet you he would.

Beautiful in its simplicity. This is the one time in her life that Hillary managed to connect with the electorate, which is deliciously ironic as it was blatantly one of her staffers who tweeted it. But I’m nitpicking, this is one of the all-time greats (570k retweets?!)

A tweet that spawned one of the greatest memes of our time: Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer. We’ve lamented Ted and his aggressively untrustworthy eyebrows in the past. Could he yet hunt us down and exact vengeance? Yes he could. Do we regret everything? Yes we do.

A cursory glance at Twitter will show you that too many political insults lack creativity. ‘Trump/May are fascists!’ – dull. ‘Corbyn is a communist!’ Again, dull. Revealing Steve Bannon’s true identity as an ancient reptilian evil who stalks the under-realms? So. Much. Better. 

Ironically tweeted by the biggest donut on the planet.

‘Vote for me and I’ll hide in the bin outside of Margaret’s house and then scare the life out of her when she comes back from Sunday mass.’ Cleverly executed James, and you would have our vote, but marked down for not proof-reading.

No words.

Included solely on the premise that the return of Zac Goldsmith is the best comeback story since Lazarus.

The consequences of an ‘indecent’ Tweet

Image Courtesy of Twitter,

Image Courtesy of Twitter,

When will the rich and famous learn to watch what they tweet?

 With over 500 million active users, Twitter has been deemed the SMS of the Internet. It is one of the only social networks to give those in the public eye a voice, which can be detrimental to their social statuses, as seen with Joey Barton, Melanie Sykes and Tulisa Contostavlos.

 As a result of incompetent Twitter activity, this year we have already witnessed politicians publicly apologise, footballers taken to court and celebrity love scandals exposed.

But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt….

This weekend Andrew Lloyd Webber slammed contestant Nathan James for his ‘Twitter ego’ and kicked him off the show.

The ITV1 contest is searching for the lead role in musical Jesus Christ Superstar. The 23 year old started the show very well with impressive performances and charismatic interviews but Lloyd Webber criticised him and his incessant tweeting: ‘Nathan, your voice is amazing but I think you need to love the song more than you love yourself.’

Nathan tweeted a picture of himself as Jesus, wearing a crown of thorns. Dawn French, a judge on the panel, quipped that he might be suited to the role of Judas.

As a result of his arrogant tweeting, Lloyd Webber opted to send Nathan home packing, despite his imposing performances. The crowd was in full agreement with the decision, which goes to show that personality can override talent.

I’m sure Nathan is kicking himself this week – he managed to lose himself in the flattery of Twitter and completely underestimate the consequences. Perhaps in the future, he will consider hiring some social media experts to tweet for him…