Tory MP Philip Davies says joining Twitter was one of the worst mistakes of his life as ‘all my 16,000 followers hate me’

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in March 2017:

piece in The Sun, published two days ago. An excerpt:

“I am not on Facebook, but I am on Twitter. I regard going on Twitter as probably one of the worst things I have ever done in my life.

“I have about 16,000 followers, all of whom hate me.”

Mr Davies added: “It is very interesting to read what they have to say, but it all seems rather pointless.

“They can hurl as much abuse as they like – it does not bother me – but I am not entirely sure that it gets us anywhere.”

The BBC produced a short piece on the matter. An excerpt:

Philip Davies, a critic of political correctness and “zealous” feminism, who campaigns for “men’s rights,” told fellow MPs those who were not on Facebook or Twitter were “the sensible ones”.

I’m convinced journalism students are taught to put text in speech marks when they want to create the impression in readers’ minds, that the text is about something which the reader should be suspicious about. The idea that feminists might be zealots, or men should have rights! Ridiculous.

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