Issues new tweet claiming it had to do maintain perception of ‘impartiality’
The official House of Commons Twitter account has deleted a tweet it posted to announce the government’s defeat of an amendment proposed by MPs in an attempt to protect the NHS from the Tories’ plans to include it in a UK-US trade deal.
The tweet quoted the wording of the amendment’s proposers to describe it as the defeat was announced:
However, the tweet has now been deleted and replaced by a new tweet saying that it had to be removed because of concerns about how the account’s ‘impartiality’ might be perceived.
So it’s a breach of impartiality to state a fact, in case anti-fact right-wingers take exception to it. It seems the House of Commons Twitter account has been taking lessons from the BBC. Fortunately, the tweet was preserved for posterity, but the state of this post-democratic country is an appalling one.
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