Gordon Brown dumps a Scotland MP candidate for making a series of offensive comments via Twitter. Paul Waugh:

Surely jokes about slavery, insulting voters as 'chavs' and "ugly old boots" makes life politically impossible? [Stuart] MacLennan also describes pensioners as "coffin dodgers". His Twitter account has now been suspended, but these screen shots tell the tale.

I find this sad, of course. When our only representatives have never hooked up online, never made an unseemly joke on her Facebook page, never told a dirty joke, never allowed for an occasional diversion into political incorrectness, we will have the faceless, humorless, scripted, alien governing class we deserve.

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