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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fabricant Fabricates

Tory Vice Chairman Michael Fabricant attempted to change the record mid debate by deleting a tweet.  Jonathan Portes nailed him.

Portes writes and will have written

Indeed Fabricant's current (who knows for how long) twitter stream does not contain  the second tweet captured by Portes

I don't think that politicians should be allowed to change the public record.  In particular Fabricant's combination of deleting something he wrote and then attributing it to Portes seems to me to be libelous (under UK law -- not that I know anything about UK, or for that matter any other, law).

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