MP feels the heat after ‘scum-sucking’ tweet

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British MP David Wright has found himself in hot water this week after being accused of posting an offensive message about his Tory party rivals on Twitter.

The Member of Parliament for Telford, Shropshire, made the headlines when a message appeared on his Twitter page describing Conservatives as “scum-sucking pigs”:

#iveneverwrotedtory because you can put lipstick on a scum-sucking pig, but it’s still a scum-sucking pig. And cos they would ruin Britain

As political rivals questioned whether this was appropriate language for a Minister of the Crown, Wright noted that he must have hit a nerve amongst Tory supporters before making a number of perhaps ill-advised clarifications and apologies,…

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