The political week on Twitter: February 13th – 17th
Warsi on religion, John Prescott's singing, Scotland's divorce from England and British drinking culture all contributed to a busy week on Twitter.
On Monday the Prime minister wagged his finger at Britain's anti-social drinking culture, Twitter took offence.
Cameron hints at minimum alcohol price bit.ly/wqv4np < Except in HoC bar obviously. Hic Hic Hear Hear.
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— Saggydaddy (@Saggydaddy) February 15, 2012
CAMERON: Minimum pricing for alcohol will "motivate the working classes to buy a decent single malt, or maybe a magnum or two.'
— The DM Reporter(@DMReporter) February 15, 2012
David Cameron is coming to town tomorrow to try and plug his idea for Minimum Alcohol pricing! Aww Dave sorry to pee on your fire #indyref
— John Jess (@ClearlyNuts) February 15, 2012
First raising uni fee's now a minimum cost of alcohol, Cameron really has it in for students!
— hana lily (@hana_lilly) February 15, 2012
CAMERON. If your minimum alcohol pricing attacks my ale and port, I will personally end your career. Comprendez muchacho?
— Andrew Walmsley (@awalmsley11) February 15, 2012
David Cameron stormed Edinburgh waving the union flag. Twitter blew a collective raspberry.
sending Cameron to Edinburgh = sending your pitbull to your neighbours to beg them to stay by craping on their doormat. #indyref
— AdamRamsay (@AdamRamsay) February 16, 2012
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) February 13, 2012
— Airtteth (@airtteth) February 17, 2012
When PM Cameron reminds you why you will vote 'YES' in #Indyref join the SNP today: www.snp.org/join
— Angus Robertson (@MorayMP) February 16, 2012
— akie (@darthsaku) February 17, 2012
John Prescott announced his candidacy for the Police commissioner's job for Humberside, grabbed attention with a video of him singing on stage and ended his week with a strong appearance on Question time. Twitter was impressed.
Video: John Prescott's singing debut (he's not actually too bad) bit.ly/xSJJ4H
— politics.co.uk (@Politics_co_uk) February 16, 2012
Ken Clark and John Prescott are like those two old guys off The Muppet Show. In a good way. #bbcqt
— Aidan John Moffat (@AidanJohnMoffat) February 16, 2012
awww come on, there isn't a person in Britain who didn't go "GWAN! GWAN DUDE!" when Prescott hit that bloke #bbcqt
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) February 16, 2012
John Prescott bombshell on the #bbcqt pre-record test question: I agree with Sean Penn over the Falklands
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) February 16, 2012
Lady Warsi's call to fight "intolerant secularism" and "give faith a seat at the table" in the UK ensured she was given a warm welcome by the Vatican but Twitter was not so generous.
Has no one considered that if God exists She surely doesn't need Baroness Warsi and Jeremy Hunt to fight Her battles? bit.ly/xxVttX
— esther addley (@estheraddley) February 14, 2012
UK is under threat from “militant secularisation”, says Baroness Warsi. Yes, all those atheist suicide bombers are a nightmare.
— Primly Stable (@PrimlyStable) February 13, 2012
'Militant secularisation' taking hold of British society, says Lady Warsi gu.com/p/35ekg/tw Numpty
— peter beaumont (@petersbeaumont) February 14, 2012
1of the most worrying aspects about this militant secularisation is that@its core+in its instincts it is deeply intolerant.L.Warsi @ Vatican
— Niki Haselsteiner (@NikiHase) February 16, 2012