David Cameron famously quipped that “too many tweets make a ….” when he was asked why he had not yet joined Twitter in 2009. So he must have expected a few negative comments when he finally joined the social media site four days ago.
What critics? Cameron listens to music rather than responding to the negative comments that have been directed at him on Twitter
However, the volume of the comments against Cameron online has surprised even his most ardent critics.
More than 110,000 people are already following the Prime Minister. But not very many of them have anything positive to say about his policies. And the comments are likely to get even worse following today’s gloomy “sink or swim” speech at the Conservative party conference.
110,000 followers: David_Cameron has already attracted a lot of interest on Twitter
Twitter users who directed negative comments at the Prime Minister include Amy Louise Jones. She said: “I am seriously angry by @David_Cameron ‘s comments. Stop LYING & pretending you’re helping the poor & vulnerable. You do not care one bit.”
James Cridland added: “Today you say that Britain has no future unless difficult decisions are taken. I don’t think you understand concept of time.”
Cameron doesn’t seem to mind though. He has reacted to the comments by completely ignoring them. He was even pictured listening to music through big headphones today as one of his aides tried to persuade him to get back online.
Down with the kids: Cameron’s efforts to interact with his electorate haven’t gone that well in the past either. Here he is pictured being mocked in a pub.
So far the PM’s tweets have concentrated on outlining Tory policies. His most recent, written just minutes before his party conference speech, simply reads: “I’m levelling with the British people in my speech at 11.30. It’s sink or swim, do or decline. How we’ll ensure Britain wins the Global Race.”
There have only been 11 missives so far though, David_Cameron must remember his “too many tweets” comment as well as we do…
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