Change UK’s top candidate in Scotland stands down after ‘several offensive Twitter posts’
The primary candidate of Change UK, formerly ‘TIG’, has been forced to resign his candidacy after ‘several offensive Tweets’ came to light. One of the tweets in circulation among outraged social media users gives an idea of what Change means by ‘offensive’:
Change have issued a press release announcing the ‘agreed’ termination of his candidacy:
We have been made aware of several offensive Twitter posts. We have discussed this with Joseph Russo and it has been agreed that he will stand down and is no longer on our list of candidates
‘Offensive’ is not the first word that springs to mind. Change’s second launch has already proven even more disastrous than its first – and the party seems to have even more issues with race than Angela Smith’s awful ‘funny tinge’ comment back in February.
Interim leader Heidi Allen’s claim that the group would be more ‘professional’ in its approach to politics also looks increasingly like a bad joke.
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