“After a tumultuous day of U-turns and PR disasters in Parliament yesterday, Theresa May probably thought things couldn’t get much worse.
However, one of her Tory MPs has just gone and said something on social media that a huge section of Britain will find highly offensive.
In typical sneering Tory fashion, the Conservative MP for South West Devon, Gary Streeter, in a heated exchange with journalist Paul Mason, said:
“This is why i (sic) hate social media. It gives a voice to people who dont (sic) deserve one”.
Yes, you read that right. A Conservative MP doesn’t think ordinary people deserve to have a voice.
In a further display of how little this particular Tory MP understands about the real world, he promptly proceeded to retweet one of the numerous responses to his elitist outburst – a response which just so happened to be a GIF of a pink penis running through a forest.
One can only imagine the thought process that an elected representative must go through when deciding that retweeting a set of galloping gonads is a good idea.
To Mr Streeter’s peculiar retweet, another Twitter user replied:
“Gary… you retweet a penis running through a forest but won’t answer a polite question from one of your constituents… #confused”
We have contacted Gary Streeter for comment on his elitist comments, but presumably his head is still firmly inserted up his own backside, because he has not as yet had the good grace to respond.”