As the procession of grey non-entities to and from number 10 continues – May is expected only to move middle-ranking ministers around and promote a few to fill gaps left by recent forced sackings – in what passes for a reshuffle by the ‘weak and feeble’ PM, the sense of chaos infecting the government appears to have passed even to the Conservatives’ Twitter account.
Earlier, the Tories tweeted congratulations to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling – who disappeared abroad last week when hefty rail-fare increases were announced – on his appointment as chair of the Tory party:
There was a small problem with this – Grayling was not the new Tory chair. That dubious honour went to Brandon Lewis.
The tweet was quickly deleted, but not quickly enough.
Labour MP Justin Madders was quick to have fun at the hapless Tory Twitter team:
No doubt more merriment from MPs and others will follow as the day progresses.
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