The political week on Twitter: February 6th – 10th

All the week's best political tweets in one handy location
All the week's best political tweets in one handy location

Leveson, #AskTony, the Downton tax and more in this week's highlights.

Tweets selected by Graham Fahy

Working mothers to get tax breaks for 'staff'

Working mothers could get tax breaks to hire cleaners, David Cameron suggested at the end of the week. The scheme is already in place in Sweden and halves the cost of employing domestic help. Twitter has enthusiastically labelled the plan 'the Downton tax'.



Tony Blair excitedly agreed to a Q and A on Twitter for interfaith harmony week - but found the questioning less than respectful.


Leveson highlights

This week at the Leveson inquiry we heard testimony from among others, Heather Mills, Paul Dacre, Guido Fawkes and Dominic Mohan and even included an odd defence of journalists by Leveson.


PM questions

Ed Miliband finally struck home at this week's prime ministers questions. Twitter gave the win to the leader of the opposition.


Robust performance by Ann Leslie on BBC Question Time

Steve Coogan, defence secretary Philip Hammond, Liberal Democrat politician Shirley Williams, journalist Ann Leslie and former No 10 Director of Communications Alastair Campbell appeared together on this week's Question Time. But it was Ann Leslie's robust performance that animated Twitter.


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